• Home
  •  

    Defensive Walls of Troy VII Builder Trojan King Laomedon Father of Ilium Iliad’s Priam Thracian Pelasgian Founders Troy Level I Minyan Pottery Bythnian Tribal Range Troas Son of Dardanus Dardan Dardenelles Passage Hellespont Strait Jason Argonauts Lemnos Voyage to Land of Doliones Mysians Propontis Marmaras Shoreline History of Troy Archaeological Evidence Bronze Age Black Sea Level Rise Flood End Ice Age Infilling Connection Aegean Sea World Ocean Dark Age Climate Change

    Did you ever wonder why Homer’s greek heros Jason and the Argonauts circa 1300 B.C. didn’t bother to stop to visit nor even mention Troy (a great empire by 1200 B.C.) while voyaging from the isle of Lemnos in the Aegean Sea, through the Straits of Dardanus (Dardenelles), into the Propontis (Sea of Marmaras), stopping there to deal with the Doliones, and then the Mysians, on their way to the Black Sea?  It’s because the great walls of Troy, those defended by king Priam in Homer’s story the Iliad, were built by Priam’s ambitious father Laomedon, so when Jason and the Argonauts had sailed by, Troy obviously was not much, yet to consolidate as a great power.

    Why Troy is not mentioned as a great power in the ancient world until after the time of Jason and the Argonauts is because they rose to power when too the Mycenaeans in Greece were building their massive fortifications at Tiryns, Mycenae, Pylos, and Athens.  So why this frenzy of gigantic stone block wall building for defensive purposes in this timeframe?  It’s because just a few centuries previously, circa 1500 B.C., whatever Troy was called back then was a small hamlet twenty to forty miles inland from the Aegean Sea, because that is when the Ice Age began to end, so when the sea level rose, the site for Troy became one of the most strategic pieces of real estate in the world, the crossroad of trade between two continents.

    King Dardanus sailed to what had been hills near the coastline of southern Thrace (named after Tiras), newly then the island of Samothrace, in the aftermath of the legendary Flood of Ogyges (which consumed vast tracts of Greece too), and from there, on to the site where would become legendary Troy, named after Dardanus’ son Troias, having begun to be built as a coastal trade mecca beginning only circa 1300 B.C., with the big walls built be Laomedon circa 1250 B.C., the father of Priam the king of Troy when the Mycenaeans laid seige as described in Homer’s Iliad, a remarkable time in history, after the risen sea level had claimed millions of acres of land and the climate was drying out drastically, prompting the mass migrations of people groups in that timeframe. 

    Archaeologists have discovered clay pottery in the first ruins at the site of Troy of ancient Bythnians, and eastern branch of the tribe of Tiras (southeastern Thrace), but a new crew had come to town, the tribe of Dardanus from across the Aegean, after the ice age sea level had risen, when the site had become of fantastic value for international trade, and so then, but not before, the gigantic walls went up, to last for only a few decades, until the Mycenaeans came to destroy, as described in the Iliad, as the ruins of Troy level VII reveal.

    And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.

    Comments are closed.