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Who were the Trojans? – West Asian history

By | 2017-09-14T18:39:53+00:00 September 14th, 2017|History, West Asia|

A reconstruction of what Troy VI might have looked like. For thousands of years, people read Homer's Iliad and learned the story of the Trojan War. But nobody knew if it had really happened, or if there really even was a city of Troy. In the 1800s, a German man named Heinrich Schliemann decided to look for [...]

Judgment of Paris – Trojan War

By | 2017-07-16T00:53:41+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Judgment of Paris -Paris is on the right (A fresco from Pompeii, ca. 79 AD) Once upon a time, around 1250 BC, toward the end of the Bronze Age in Greece, three goddesses were having an argument (said the Greeks). The goddesses Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera were arguing about which one of them was the most beautiful. They agreed to choose a [...]

Making a gold bowl – Ancient Greece project

By | 2017-06-10T17:51:13+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Art, Crafts, Greeks|

Trojan gold bowl, made by 6th graders at Laurelhurst School, Portland About 1250 BC, the Greek army fought their neighbors the Trojans in the Trojan War. Troy was across the Aegean Sea from Greece. The people of Troy were rich (some of them) and had gold bowls like this one. Actually, so did the [...]