In the final episode, host Michael Wood returns to Hissarlik, Turkey, to search for additional clues to explain "The Fall of Troy." He then offers his final interpretation of what may have happened, and raises new questions.
"Empire of the Hittites" examines the possible role of the empire in the legend of the Trojan War, including a documented visit by their emperor to the Aegean coast around the time described by Homer. Host: Michael Wood.
A study of the position of women in Mycenaean society. Included: what role the kidnapping of a woman (Helen of Troy) could have played in encouraging a king (Agamemnon) to invade a foreign country, and whether rulers of other Greek city-states would have joined such a venture. Host: Michael Wood.
"The Singer of Tales" visits a Gaelic taleteller and a Turkish bard in search of the oral traditions that Homer may have used to describe the events in the "Iliad," which occurred 500 years earlier during a period when writing had ceased in Greece. Host: Michael Wood.
Examined: archaeologists' attempts to verify the findings of Heinrich Schliemann after his death in 1890. Included: Wilhelm Dorpfeld; Arthur Evans; and American Carl Blegen, who provided film footage of the excavation site in Hissarlik, Turkey. Host: Michael Wood.