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SEA SHELLS

Sea shells everywhere in the ruins attract almost every vistor's attention. They ask why there are so many. We sometimes wondered whether they ate them because we saw some together with animal bones. We discussed this possibility weth some archaeologists in the excavation team. They found this possibilitiy acceptable but we have observed sea shells in mudbricks solidified as a result of fire. That makes us think there is another possibility:

We know that the best material for mudbrick is the soil of the plain. As we have mentioned before the plain of Troy was once under water, this is why the soil contained sea shells. These sundried bricks with sea shells in them became soil after earthquakes destroyed the mudbrick houses and the shells were scattered around.

 

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