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In the Bronze age, Troy had a great power because of its strategic location between Europe and Asia. In the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC Troy was a cultural center. After the Trojan War, the city was abandoned from 1100 to 700 BC. About 700 BC Greek settlers began to occupy the Troas region, Troy was resettled and named as Ilion. Alexander the Great ruled the area around the 4th century BC. After Romans captured Troy in 85 BC, it was restored partially by Roman general Sulla and named as New Ilium. During the Byzantine rule, Troy lost its importance.Troy appeared in Greek and Latin literature. Homer first mentioned story of Troy in Iliad and Odyssey.

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Comments (3)

Thanasis Germanos on June 6, 2012

Beautiful photo the remains will be hiding somewhere history. LIKE Thanks for visiting and your comments. Thanasis

Slavonicus on June 16, 2012

Beautiful place ! Like !

Suzen N on June 17, 2012

Thank you ,dear friendsThanasisandSlavonicus Very kind from you to visit and leave friendly comments and votes!Best wishes ,Suzen

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Photo taken in Troya Tarihi Milli Parkı, 17060 Çanakkale Province, Turkey

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 6, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzen N
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX100
    • Taken on 2012/05/23 23:08:52
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash