The Turkish archaeological journal Olba today published an article which claims that the Bronze Age city of Troy has never been found. It lies 5 m deep buried in the Karamenderes floodpain, a few hundred meters west of the site of Hisarlik. Swiss geoarchaeologist Eberhard Zangger and Turkish archaeologist Serdal Mutlu jointly reconstructed the water management system that may have existed at Troy.
The international non-profit foundation Luwian Studies has turned on its extensive website – in Turkish – presenting a new perspective of the Aegean Bronze Age. Luwian Studies’ sole aim is to enhance the research into the 2nd mill. BCE in western Asia Minor. This is the time of the Trojan War. The question is: who were the people fighting alongside with Troy?
Researchers at the newly introduced foundation Luwian Studies have recorded 340 extensive settlement sites dating to the 2nd mill. BCE in western Asia Minor that cannot be attributed to the contemporary Mycenaean or Hittite cultures. They argue that these settlements belonged to the people of the thus far unrecognized Luwian civilization.