MADISON (WKOW) -- A University of Wisconsin archaeologist will lead a new round of excavations at ancient Troy.
Professor William Aylward will head an international team of archaeologists and scientists in a series of excavations at the site in Turkey beginning next summer.
Less than a fifth of the city has been excavated. Aylward hopes new scientific techniques such as chemical residue and genomic analyses will shed more light on the city and how its people lived.
The poet Homer immortalized Troy and the Trojan War in his work "The Illiad.'' The city was abandoned in the 13th century and remained lost until the 1870s when German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann rediscovered it.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Program Manager Jessica Miller at 608-661-2794. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.