But then in the 1870s, the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann rediscovered the city in modern-day Turkey.
The views from the ruins found on the island of Ithaca by the University of Ioannina are exactly as described in The Odyssey, says Professor Thanassis Papadopoulos who led the team.
On his journey, he was shipwrecked and encountered many obstacles before returning to Ithaca, where he found his wife, Penelope, under pressure to remarry from a host of suitors.
Greek archaeologists believe they have found an eight century BC palace on the island of Ithaca, fuelling theories that the hero of Homer's epic poem was real.
The excavations have been made in the Aghios Athanassios area of the Ionian island For many years, Homer's other epic The Iliad - telling the story of the protracted siege of Troy by the Greeks which culminated in the deployment of their Wooden Horse ruse - was regarded as a myth.
And the artist in question that he has been accused of stealing from? A video playing two lines from Usher's smash hit song OMG was cut together with two lines from a Christmas carol that Homer attempts to write in an episode called Dude, Where's My Ranch? Usher - who collaborates with Black Eyed Peas star will.on the song - is heard singing: 'honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow.
Honey got some boobies like wow, oh wow.'The video then cuts to a still of Homer on a giant keyboard as the two lines from his song are played which go: 'Christmas in December, wow wow wow.
Give me tons of presents , now now now.' Then the video has a mash-up of the two, and shows that it is either a massive coincidence or Usher has stolen the hook, been massively inspired by Homer's song or just paid homage to the lovable character.
The discovery was made by breakfast show DJs at Y101, a radio station that broadcasts out of Jackson, the capital of US state Mississippi.Grasslands Colony Assistant Minister Paul Wollman says Grasslands is starting a new colony in the Hosmer area and is beginning the process of getting people moved. The colony is creating a new school in the old nursing home building in Hosmer.It has rented the building and is currently in the renovation process.The book excerpt everyone’s talking about today is a hilarious parade of prudery and dated sexual stereotypes — and a whole lot of wishful thinking. “The extremist La Meute (french for “The Wolf Pack”) is a Quebec based anti-immigrant group that has been rapidly growing, both in numbers and in recognition.As if we should be, the piece opens with: “Many participants don’t seem the least bit embarrassed, much less ashamed.” My pearls! It is one of the largest far-right groups in Canada.“Several outlets are reporting on this update as if it’s a sweeping “ban” on porn (Buzzfeed updated its article on the guidelines but didn’t remove the incorrect tweet).