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ZDF Enterprises launches new documentary 'The Mystery of the Trojan Horse'

Mainz, March 30th, 2021

The Mystery of the Trojan Horse (1 x 50’), a new documentary on one of the most famous stories ever told, is now completed and launched to market by ZDF Enterprises. 

Produced by Gruppe 5 and GA&A Productions for ZDF in association with ARTE and ZDF Enterprises, this exciting new history title delves deep into the myth of the gigantic wooden horse. New groundbreaking findings show that this 3,000 year-old legend will probably have to be rewritten.

Ralf Rueckauer, Vice-President ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises, said: “The team of archaeologists and classicists involved in the production, have come up with some fascinating discoveries and insights that will have viewers captivated throughout.”

The Mystery of the Trojan Horse explores the truth behind the tale of the gigantic wooden horse, loaded with Greek soldiers and presented to the Trojans as a gift. Experts, taking a look at new facts and interpretations, include underwater archaeologist Francesco Tiboni, Professor Winfried Held, whose archaeological fieldwork has focused on Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon and Harun Özdaş, a specialist in nautical archaeology. They are joined by Dr Boris Dunsch, a lecturer in classical philology, Osman Erkurt, archaeologist and shipbuilder and engineering lecturer Professor Thomas Chondros (University of Patras).

What if the myth of the horse is not true at all? The historical finds appear too inconsistent to fit together and lead to the possibility that the Trojan Horse wasn’t actually a horse. Nevertheless, facts point to the sudden fall of the city of Troy. Filmmakers follow Tiboni on a thrilling journey into the depths of the Mediterranean, where he ultimately finds convincing clues that help him solve this ancient mystery. 

More information on the program and a trailer at


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of 18 subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing. Website:

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail:


Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany


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