Troy's Legend Grows

Fresh finds in Turkey have the dimensions to be Homer's grand city

HEINRICH SCHLIEMANN'S "DISCOVERY" 120 YEARS ago of mythic Troy has always gone into the close-but-no-cigar category. Excavating on Turkey's Aegean coast, the amateur German archaeologist unearthed some ancient ruins and declared them to be all that was left of the Troy celebrated in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. But the remains always seemed, even to Schliemann, a bit puny for so outsize a legend.

Last week the archaeologist got some impressive support. An international team of researchers announced that a new magnetic survey has revealed a 14- ft.-thick clay wall about 1,300 ft. south of Schliemann's dig. His find now appears to...

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