A new astronomical dating of the Trojan war’s end
S. Papamarinopoulos, P. Preka-Papadema, P. Mitropetros, P. Antonopoulos, E. Mitropetrou & G. Saranditis Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 14.1 (2014): 93-102
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.