classical antiquity

  1. Anomaly

    The Sack of Troy

    According to the calculations of Eratosthenes of Cyrene, the city of Troy was destroyed during Trojan War on June 11, 1184 BC, famously described in Homer's Iliad. The Iliad tells of the battles and events of the war, caused by the elopement of Helen of Sparta with Prince Paris of Troy. As...
  2. Prophetess

    Solar Eclipse Prediction of 585 BC

    On May 28, 585 BC, a solar eclipse occurred, which was accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales of Miletus. The prediction was recorded in The Histories by Herodotus. This solar event took place during the Battle of Halys while Alyattes, king of Lydia was engaged in war...