Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Odysseus' Bloody Homecoming Dated to 1178 BCE

For my fellow classics and ancient-history nerds out there: Scientists have determined when Odysseus returned home to slaughter his wife's suitors.
This Tunisian mosaic from the Bridgeman Art Library shows Odysseus and the Sirens.
Click the image to see the story.

The exact date of Odysseus' revenge turns out to have been April 16, 1178 BCE. Cool.

Chris
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