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Nathaniel Pendleton
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Just curious why their's a space called Wilusa. I thought the general consensus is that Wilusa is the Hittite name for Troy.

I also hope the men of Ahhiyawa will be making an appearance on the shores of Asia Minor. Is there any thought of expanding the reach to take in the Mycenaeans?
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Nigel Twine
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I always thought: Troy = Ilios (hence "The Iliad") = Wilusa too.

I assume there`s a reason for the seperation on the map?
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Paul Dobbins
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The map reflects the ambiguity of the relationship of the land of Wilusia to the city site at Hisarlik. Basically, the notion is the city is Troia/Troy, the urban center of the more extensive land of Wilusia. Thus Babylonia > Babylon and Wilusia > Troy, but the latter is less certain.
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Stefan Winter
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I read this paper a few days ago:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0cPPGU7IctEUDlvbzVzMHVyMzg...

TLDR: Wilusa is not Troy.

I'm no historian and can't tell you how this was received in the scientific community.
 
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