In light of the 2005 movie Troy many people are interested in the events surrounding the Trojan War—especially the “Trojan Horse” that was used by the Greeks to gain access to Troy and eventually to capture and destroy the city—ca. 1200 B.C.
As surprising as it may seem, we actually have a graphic representation of the Trojan Horse from around 670 B.C.!
This representation is from a huge burial jar (pithos) that was found on Mykonos in 1961. It dates to around 670 B.C. and is about 5 ft. [1.5 m.] tall! In this close up of the Trojan Horse on the pithos note the detail of the head, ears, eye, nose, mane, body, tail, and four legs of the horse are clearly visible. In the seven windows are the heads of Greek soldiers hiding in the horse and there are weapons in the arms of several of them. Note also the four wheels by the four hoofs of the horse. In addition there are four standing warriors with spears and shields (I assume from Troy).
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