Archaeological Site of Troy

Local nameTroya'nın Arkeolojik Alanı
LocationÇanakkale, Turkey

Troy was a city in the far northwest of the region known in late Classical antiquity as Asia Minor, now known as Anatolia in modern Turkey, just south of the southwest mouth of the Dardanelles strait and northwest of Mount Ida. The present-day location is known as Hisarlik. It was the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle, in particular in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey suggests that the name Ἴλιον formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον; this is also supported by the Hittite name for what is thought to be the same city, Wilusa.

A new capital called Ilium was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment of Constantinople, became a bishopric and declined gradually in the Byzantine era, but is now a Latin Catholic titular see.

Tags Archaeological SiteRuinsUNESCOAncient ArtHeritage
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Opening hours

Apr - Oct: 8 am-7.30 pm
Nov-Mar: 8 am-5 pm

Admission

25 TL

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy

UNESCO Website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/849

Phone +90 286 283 0536

Coordinates 39°57'26.679" N 26°14'17.597" E

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