Troy–site of an ancient city

On the west coast of modern Turkey, there’s an archaeological site known as Troy. Is it actually the city featured in Homer’s Iliad? That’s a question scholars have devoted whole books to yet still not come to a 100% definitive answer. Whatever the truth, the Troy site is incredible. The ancient mound, or tell, contains nine main layers of settlement spanning 3500 years. The oldest layer is 5000 years old! Late Bronze Age (Homeric) Troy is somewhere in the middle of the tell, at 1200 BCE give or take. The website below is a wonderful place to learn more about Troy.


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