Did Achilles really exist

Did the Trojan Horse Really Exist?

It all started with an unfaithfulness. Paris, the son of Priam, king of Troy, stole Menelaus, king of Sparta, his wife Helena. And she was also the most beautiful of all women. Menelaus couldn't let that sit on him like that. He gathered his army and many friends and allies to bring the faithless wife back home. His allies included Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae, Nestor, the ruler of Pylos, Odysseus, the ruler of Ithaca and Achilles, the leader of the Myrmids and some more.

They crossed the Aegean Sea (that is the sea off Greece) and surrounded Troy. This Troy, or what was thought to be Troy, was later excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.

This war was to last ten years. There were many battles, but no winner. Many people lost their lives. Hector was killed by the spear of Achilles and Achilles fell under the arrow of Paris.

Where is Troy actually located?

Incidentally, it is located in today's Turkey on a hill called Hisarlik, which you can find on the Hellespont. But there is no 100% evidence that this Troy that Homer tells us about even existed. Therefore you always have to differentiate between the archaeological site that is there and the stories or, better still, the many stories that are told about ancient Troy.