Where was Troy?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
April 21, 2015
Where was Troy?

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Ruins of Troy

Many of us at least once in our lives have heard the name of the ancient city of Troy, or Ilion. The city was located in Asia Minor on the Aegean coast. Nowadays, lovers of travel and old cities are looking for information about where Troy was and where you can now see its ruins.

Troy in the past

The oldest archaeological traces of Troy date back to 2900-2500 BC. The ancient state of Troy was located near the Dardanelles Strait (Hellespont) in the Aegean Sea, it was founded at the mouth of the bay of the same name. The ancient sea route connecting the Marmara, Black and Aegean Seas was under the control of the Trojan state in those days. Troy was one of the important trading states.

For a long time it was believed that Troy - this is just a mythical state, which was invented in antiquity. But that all changed after in 1870, a treasure was found in the north-western part of Hissarlik Hill (near Canakkale, in modern Turkey) by the famous self-taught archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.In the course of further excavations the Ancient City was found.

Troy today

The ruins of Troy are located in Turkey, near the city of анanakkale, about 30 km away. The nearest settlement is Tevfikie village. You can quickly get to the museum from the city of Canakkale, buses make regular flights, the minimum cost of a ticket is 3 lira.

The ruins of the city are of particular interest. They consist of 10 basic layers. This is due to the fact that during various military invasions the city was destroyed and rebuilt several times.

It is worth noting that the city-museum of Troy is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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