1) NEW 2013. The Trojan war. A new astronomical dating of the Trojan war’s end. To be published.
A NEW ASTRONOMICAL DATING OF THE TROJAN WAR’S END
Papamarinopoulos S.1, Preka-Papadema P.2, Mitropetros P.3,
Antonopoulos P.4, Mitropetrou E.3 and Saranditis G.5
1 University of Patras, Department of Geology, 26504 Rio Patras, Greece.
2 University of Athens, Department of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanism, Faculty of Physics, 15784 Athens, Greece.
3 Philologist, Athens, Greece.
4 University of Patras, Department of Physics, 26504 Rio Patras, Greece.
5 Researcher – Electronics Engineer, Athens, Greece.
A solar eclipse’s evolution was described in the Iliad in a stepwise mode manifested in increasing gradual darkness, during a warm day at late noon; from Sarpedon’s death time to few later from Patroclus’ death time. We examined the solar eclipses within the time span 1400-1130 B.C. and we found that only the annular solar eclipse on 6th June 1218 yr B.C. observable in Troy with significant obscuration 75.2 % fits fully with the Homeric descriptions.