Tuesday, March 18th, 201418th March 2014
Talk on ‘The Troy deception’ to the West Norfolk & King’s Lynn Archaeological Society, at the Marriott’s Warehouse, South Quay, Kings Lynn starting at 7.30pm
Tuesday, January 31st, 2014
Critique of Dr Stephen Kershaw’s lecture to Kings Lynn DFAS ‘Troy: Myth, History and Archaeology’
Read a John Crowe’s lecture to Kings Lynn DFAS by clicking here
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 7pm – 8:30pm
At the Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre – Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford, United Kingdom

This is the first talk of the year in the series of talks organised by OUGS on subjects related to Greece.

In this talk John Crowe will tell us about a very interesting and promising discovery, the landscape of the Trojan War exactly as described by Homer.

The title of the talk is “Finding the plain of Troy” and here is the abstract:

“Today’s Troy is assumed to be at Hisarlik, but the battlefield as described by Homer in the Iliad is missing from the landscape. So either Homer invented the Trojan landscape, or Hisarlik is not the site of Troy. The Trojan legends tell us that the first battle the Greeks fought on Asian soil was not at Troy but at Teuthrania, near Pergamon. John Crowe will show that when we look in the region of Teuthrania we find the Trojan plain exactly as described by Homer. As Google Earth shows us, all the famous features of Homer’s landscape are there to see and enjoy. This is a fact, not a theory. He also finds good evidence in the Iliad to show that Pergamon was probably the acropolis of Troy, and Troy was probably close to the ancient warm and cold springs at the Asklepion in N. Bergama. Is the golden casket containing Hector’s ashes still there awaiting discovery? More information about this discovery is found on

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