The story of the Trojan Horse is probably one of the most famous tales of military strategy in the history of the world and now a group of archaeologists in Turkey think they might have found the remains of the actual wooden horse that the Greeks used to sneak into the city of Troy!
The archaeologists are currently excavating the city of Troy, which is located in the Hills of Hisarlik in Turkey. That’s where they’ve discovered a wooden structure that they are increasingly confident could be the remains of the original Trojan Horse.
These excavations include dozens of fir planks and beams up to 15 meters (49 feet) long, assembled in a strange form.
Carbon dating tests by Boston University professors Christine Morris and Chris Wilson show that the wood comes from the appropriate time period, the 12th or 11th century BCE. The researchers went on to say this:
“This matches the dates cited for the Trojan War, by many ancient historians like Eratosthenes or Proclus. The assembly of the work also matches the description made by many sources. I don’t want to sound overconfident, but I’m pretty certain that we found the real thing!”