If you enjoy this lesson, we highly recommend reading "Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings." Discounted e-book versions available here: https://amzn.to/2LL50Zk
Check out our book rec page to learn more: http://bit.ly/2mZ9LQS
View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/did-ancient-troy-really-exist-einav-zamir-dembin
When Homer's Iliad was first written down in the eighth century BCE, the story of the Trojan war was already an old one. From existing oral tradition, audiences knew the tales of the long siege, the duels outside the city walls, and the trick that finally won the war. In the end, the city was burned to the ground, never to rise again. But had it ever existed? Einav Zamir Dembin investigates.
Lesson by Einav Zamir Dembin, directed by Cabong Studios.
Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Divina Grace Dar Santos, Brian Richards, Farah Abdelwahab, Joe Meyers, Mikhail Shkirev, Raphaël LAURENT, Malcolm Callis, Sweetmilkcoco, David Matthew Ezroj, Ever Granada, fatima kried, Begum Tutuncu, Lala Arguelles, Mehmet Sencer KARADAYI, Christian Kurch, SungGyeong Bae, Luis Felipe Ruiz Langenscheidt, Joe Huang, Rohan Gupta, Senjo Limbu, Martin Lau, Robson Martinho, Jason Garcia, Cailin Ramsey, Aaron Henson, John Saveland, Nicolle Fieldsend-Roxborough, Venkat Venkatakrishnan, Sandy Nasser, QIUJING L BU, Yoga Trapeze Wanderlust, Jaron Blackburn, Alejandro Cachoua, Thomas Mungavan, Elena Crescia, Edla Paniguel, Sarah Lundegaard, Anna-Pitschna Kunz, Tim Armstrong, Erika Blanquez, Ricki Daniel Marbun, zjweele13, Judith Benavides, Ken, Caitlin de Falco, Tsz Hin Edmund Chan, Melvin Williams, Tirath Singh Pandher, Athena Grace Franco, Terry Minion, Ian McPherson, Mauricio Basso, Kelvin Lam, Jamesbo87 , Tara Frost, Karlee Finch, Chumi Ogbonna, Barthélémy Michalon, Lefty McGoo, Lucas Pincerato, Prefer Anonymous, Mohamed Elsayed, Amin Shahril, Mihail Radu Pantilimon, Chris Thompson, Derek Drescher, Karisa Caudill, Zhong Ming Zenny Tan, Christina Salvatore, Brady Jones, Todd Gross, Alexis Hevia, Heidi Stolt, Daisy Trujillo, Robert Seik, Coenraad Keuning, Charles A Hershberger, Laura Cameron Keith, Abhishek Goel, Max Ngomane, Rafael Kato, Jen O'Hogan, Renu Balak, Marc Bou Zeid, JY Kang, Anastasiia, Madee Lo, Arpita Singh, Karl Laius, Barbarossa, Luca Oradini, Tu-Anh Nguyen, Melissa Rocha, Julia Fell, Guy Hardy, Rachel Chen, Sebastiaan Vleugels, Joel Alfonso, Tom Vu, Derya Goekcay, Brandy Sarver, Fernando Minardi, Jose Arcadio Valdes Franco, Akinola Emmanuel, igor romanenko, Dian Atamyanov, Ernest Chang, Abhishek Bansal, Austin Randall, Ryan B Harvey, Jennifer Kurkoski, phkphk123321 , Arlene Weston, Mehmet Yusuf Ertekin, Ten Cha, Les Howard, Kevin O'Leary, Francisco Leos, Prateek Shrivastava, Robert Patrick, Jorge, Marcus Appelbaum, Alan Wilder, Amin Talaei, Mohamed Elsayed, Aleksandr Lyozin, Eimann P. Evarola, Claire Ousey, Carlos H. Costa, Tariq Keblaoui, Bela Namyslik, Nick Johnson, Won Jang, Johnnie Graham, Junjie Huang, Harshita Jagdish Sahijwani, Amber Alexander, Yelena Baykova, Laurence McMillan, and John C. Vesey, Karmi Nguyen.
Cite This Work
TED-Ed, . (2021, January 22). Did Ancient Troy Really Exist. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2249/did-ancient-troy-really-exist/
TED-Ed, . "Did Ancient Troy Really Exist." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 22, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2249/did-ancient-troy-really-exist/.
TED-Ed, . "Did Ancient Troy Really Exist." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Jan 2021. Web. 04 Jun 2023.