Monday, August 28, 2017

The Real Trojan Horse

"Do not ask why Christ was born on Christmas Day,
ask whether he was born at all."

Le Carré [1969],  166

I slum-watched Secrets of the Dead, The Real Trojan Horse on television last night.

I don't know what these people think they're doing but it sure as hell isn't science.

In a real science you hypothesize that Troy fell because of a large wooden horse.  You then take the logical opposite of your hypothesis and try to prove that.  If you can prove that logical opposite then fine.

No horse.

If you cannot prove that logical opposite then the hypothesis of the wooden horse does not fail.  That's the best you  can hope for.


Le Carré [1969]: John Le Carré, A Small Town in Germany.  Pan Books, London, U.K., 1969.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Mycenaean Atlas Project web site is up and running

The Mycenaean Atlas Project web site is released.

The Mycenaean Atlas  Project web site,, is available to use.

The purpose of the site is to provide accurate lat/lon positions for all Early, Middle, and Late Helladic sites.  These positions are derived both from personal observation and from the literature.  

Bibliographies and times of construction/occupation are furnished for all sites but the primary purpose is to provide accurate positions.  Sites can be displayed on full-size maps or individual site reports can be generated.

Map Controls Page.

Today DB release 33 was moved to the internet server.  It integrates some data kindly provided by Professor Sarah Murray of the University of Toronto.  This DB release provides additional sites in Phocis and Boeotia.

Place Key Report

A page that shows how to use the site is here.

Corrections or suggestions are gratefully received.  Communicate with the webmaster at bobconsoli ‘at’

You may also leave mail at the bottom of this post (and I hope you will).