The Trojan War took place in the city of Troy in the ancient nation of Anatolia. In present day, the city of Troy would be located in Turkey, according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia.
For many years, scholars doubted whether the city of Troy actually existed. They believed it to be a legend passed down through the centuries in the Greek poet Homer's epic tale "The Iliad." Archaeologists have located a site in present-day Turkey, or ancient-day Anatolia, that housed an ancient and powerful city. The site shows evidence of continual conflict, suggesting to archaeologists that it is the actual remains of the formerly mythic city of Troy.Learn More
The Cold War superpowers were the United States and the Soviet Union. The war was a fight between democracy and communism, along with a very dangerous arms race.Full Answer >
Great Britain won the Opium War against China. Their victory created foreign spheres of influence in China, allowed Great Britain to take possession of Hong Kong, opened China to European influence and created a drug epidemic in southeastern Asia.Full Answer >
Since ships in the 1700s relied on sails to propel them, the length of the voyage greatly depended on the wind. An immigrant who made the journey in 1750 reported that it could take between eight and 12 weeks, while another who arrived in 1724 reported that the journey took six weeks and three days. The average journey was about seven weeks.Full Answer >
According to Wikipedia, the last ice age took place between 110,000 and 12,000 years ago. There have been exactly five ice age periods throughout Earth's history.Full Answer >