Sunday, March 09, 2008

3,000-Year-Old Tomb Found on Greek Island

But it could revive scholarly debate on the location of Odysseus' Ithaca mentioned in Homer's poems—which are believed to be loosely based on Mycenaean-era events.

While the nearby island of Itháki is generally identified as the hero's kingdom, other theories have proposed Lefkáda or neighboring Kefaloniá (Cephalonia).

Stavropoulou-Gatsi said the discovery might cause excitement on Lefkáda but it was too soon for any speculation on Odysseus.

"I think it is much too early to engage in such discussion. The location of Homer's Ithaca is a very complex issue," she said.

3,000-Year-Old Tomb Found on Greek Island

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