T h e    R e a l    S t o r y    O f    T r o y
 
TROY
 
 
TROY
TROY
 
TROY
 
VISIT THE REAL
TROJAN BATTLEFIELD

Troy and the Trojan War location has been found and the battlefield completely reconstructed from the scattered but very detailed information given in Homer's Iliad.
 
Troy in England, however unbelievable, is fully explained in this amazing work which provides in depth information and evidence of all kinds including geographic and linguistic evidence as well as countless archaeological finds.
 
The war was not waged by Greeks and not caused by the abduction of Helen. The real reason was access to tin in Britain, a precious metal which was essential for the production of bronze, a key war material of the time.
 
During the second millennium BC, it was the custom of illiterate Sea Peoples migrating from western Europe to verbally pass on history, that's how the tales of the greatest war of prehistory, the Trojan War was first recorded.
 
Previously, Hissarlik in Turkey was thought to be the location of Troy, but no traces of the Trojan war have been found near there.
 
You will discover this work clearly demonstrates that the Iliad, however poetic, is based on real historical events in Bronze Age Western Europe.
 
For the first time, readers of the Iliad and Trojan history can follow the action in the field.
 
TROY
TROY IN ENGLAND AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
Iman Jacob Wilkens was born in the Netherlands in 1936, and worked in Paris as an economist from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. Ever since grammar school he was intrigued by the origin of Homer's epics. Eventually he unravelled the pieces of a complicated puzzle.
 
 
 
The Story Behind Homer's Epics
 
The false assumption that Troy and the Trojan War was waged near Hissarlik in Asia Minor (Turkey), where no traces of the Trojan war are found, dates back to the eighth century BC when the first Greeks settled on Turkey's west coast.
 
The Greeks did not know that the Trojans who once lived in that area were migrants, as the collective memory of this fact was lost during the Dark Ages (1200-750 BC).
 
Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology - finds on display
A small example of finds at
Cambridge University Museum
From 1180 to 1100 Hissarlik was indeed inhabited by a non-local people. They were the survivors of the greatest war of prehistory, when Troy on the Gog Magog Hills in Cambridgeshire, England, was destroyed. Here, countless bronze weapons and other remains of a major war in the late Bronze Age have been found.
 
The great migrations of the second millennium BC brought the Achaeans, Troy's enemies, from regions along the Atlantic coast of the Continent to the Mediterranean where they caused the collapse of many civilisations.
 
The name 'Achaeans' means 'Watermen' or 'Sea People' (the Gothic 'acha' for 'water' or 'stream' is cognate with Latin 'aqua'). The Greek historian Herodotus (fifth century BC) confirms that Pelasgians ('Sea Peoples') had settled in Greece long before his time. They founded Athens, renamed places, merged with the local population and adopted their language.
 
Dictys account of the Trojan War papyrus
The Dictys Trojan War papyrus
confirmed the existence of an
earlier one in the Phoenician
alphabet, in use long before the
Greek alphabet existed.
With the Achaeans came their gods and their oral tradition, including the Iliad and the Odyssey, which were written down in Greek only around 750 BC. Meanwhile, the newcomers had engaged in the time-honoured practice of renaming towns, rivers and mountains after familiar places in their former homelands.
 
The transfer of place-names naturally led to the belief that the events described in the epics took place in Greece and the Mediterranean and that the Achaeans were Greeks.
 
In this way, the origin of the Trojans and Achaeans was forgotten while the reality behind the Iliad and the Odyssey was lost as well. The purpose of the book Where Troy Once Stood (September 2009 edition now available expanded and revised - see below) is simply to tell that lost story, the real story behind Homer's epics.
 
Professor Sir Moses Finley (Ancient History - Cambridge
 Click here  ) expreses the view that the weight of evidence made it clear that Troy and the Trojan War did not occur in the Greek and Turkish setting.
 
Professor P H Damste (Speech & Language pathology) author of "Concentric Man" 
 Click here  takes the view (short summary): " Valuable knowledge is to be discovered about the people of the Northwest European coast around 1200 BC, how they navigated the oceans and a great war between the Kings of continental Europe and the Trojan king in England who held a monopoly of tin-mining in Cornwall. Such information is encoded in the Iliad and Odyssey. "
 
The methodology of the research on Troy is explained in the author's lecture to the "Herodoteans", Classical Society of the University of Cambridge (UK) held on 26th May 1992, entitled "The Trojan Kings of England" this has been made available on the internet by emeritus Professor P.H. Damste, to view this lecture
 Click here  or updated version  Click here 
 
 
Where Troy Once Stood    BUY the book
or
Find out more

about the new
revised expanded
2009 edition of
Where Troy Once Stood
 
  click here  
   TROY The Real Story
 
Where Troy Once Stood
now has a companion
documentary DVD
produced by wvpTV
 
  click here  
   Troy The Real Story DVD    Troy The Real Story DVD

 
Receive a Free sample of the Authors Outstanding work
 
Just provide your email address below and we will immediately send you absolutely free Part II Chapter 1 of the revised edition of Where Troy Once Stood by Iman Jacob Wilkens, which was originally part of the author's 400 page book, first published in the UK by Random Century (1990 hardcover; 1991 paperback) and in the US by St Martin's Press (1991 hardcover).
 
The second (revised) Dutch language edition of "Where Troy Once Stood" was published by Bosch & Keuning in 1999 and available in Holland and Belgium, but currently out of print.
Your email address:
The author: Iman Jacob Wilkens, France
Contact address:
 
Total page reads: 
 

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)
 
 
TROJAN WAR WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD TROY BOOK DEALERS WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD
TROY TROJAN KINGS OF ENGLAND HISARLIK TROY HISSARLIK TROY HOMERS ILIAD THE ILIAD TROY TROJAN BATTLEFIELD TROJAN WAR TROY TURKEY
TROJAN WAR TROY INDEX HELEN OF TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY
TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY TROY THE ILIAD BRAD PITT TROY BOOK TROY DVD GREEK LEGENDS