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Horses and Troy


The Trojans were traders and they were particularly famous for one commodity: horses. Horse bones found in the archaeological record show that at a time when they were still scarce elsewhere, these prized beasts were plentiful in Troy. Horses were also a symbol of the power of Troy. Could the Greeks have dazzled the Trojans with a symbolic horse and gotten them to let down their guard?

Secrets of the Dead: The Real Trojan Horse, premieres Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).