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The Mystery
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Where is Odysseus’ homeland? For centuries scholars have been baffled by Homer’s description of Ithaca in the Odyssey.  It simply doesn’t fit the geography of the modern day Ionian island of Ithaki. Today’s islands of Ithaki and Kefalonia lie to … Read More

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The Odysseus Unbound Foundation The Foundation is an educational charity dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ancient world.  Specifically, we conduct and promote scientific and historical research to discover the actual locations of historical sites that have been described in … Read More

Thinia geology map
Geoscience 2011-2014
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The geoscience has revealed a complex geo-tectonic and geological landscape beneath the Thinia valley, the isthmus connecting the western peninsula of Paliki with the rest of Kefalonia. It suggests the massive rotational slump of a huge section of the eastern mountainside uplifted the former marine channel by over 100 metres. Now the question is – when?… Read More

Fugro airborne survey helicopter
Locating Ithaca: Continuing the Search
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SEG Leading Edge August 2012
During 2008-2011, the project sponsors Fugro carried out extensive geophysical research on the Thinia isthmus of Kefalonia to unveil the underlying geology of this tectonically active area… Read More

Thinia drilling rig
Interim Research Summary 2011
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In 2011, the project sponsors Fugro performed land-based shallow drilling using a small mobile rig to obtain continuous rock-cores from a number of locations in Kefalonia, mainly in the Thinia valley… Read More

Geoscientist Dec 2010 cover
Coring for Ithaca
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Geoscientist: December 2010
Adler deWind reports from the Greek island of Kefalonia on progress towards proving – or disproving – the theory that the Paliki Peninsula was once separated from the main island and was the true geographical location of Homer’s Ithaca… Read More

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