Located by the Dardanelles (Hellespont), Troy ancient city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. We know all about it from the Iliad of Homer and its main characters, such as; King Priam, Helen, Paris, Hector, Achilles, and Agamemnon. Troy was firstly a Hittite settlement named Wilusa.
Archaeologists have discovered at least nine distinct layers of habitation at Troy, going back five thousand years. Following cycles of repeated destruction and rebuilding from the Bronze Age (2920-2350 BC) to the Roman era, each new city rose over earlier settlement debris. Yet, because of the power of a single literary work, we are mesmerized by the drama that unfolded in the ten-year span of the Trojan War. Homer, in the Iliad, actually concentrates on a much shorter time, the last months of the war: He tells us of the action and emotions of a few characters; he exposes their flaws as well as their nobility; he also gives vivid descriptions of the place.
The names of the Achaean Greek warriors Agamemnon, Achilles, Odysseus, Patroclus, and the Trojan king Priam, his wife, Hecuba, and son Hector, resonate with us. Still, the millennia before and after the legendary war tend to remain as historical voids.
You can also follow the footprint of those ancient people, explore Troy and imagine the story behind the Trojan War. During the visit, you will see the Defense walls, Temple of Athena, Megaron shelters, the palace, defense ramp, odeon, Roman baths, and the Trojan Horse’s replica.
You can book Troy Ancient City Tour with Romos Travel.
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