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Portion of the legendary walls of Troy (VII), identified as the site of the Trojan War (ca. 1200 BC).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.

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Comments (2)

zaferkck on June 6, 2012

Very beautiful photo and place


Best wishes, Zafer

Suzen N on June 17, 2012

Thank you,dear friend Zafer.It was long trip by car -from Varna to Lesbos(Midilli adasi),650km.We stop at Troy ,Assos,couple days Ayvalik and a week in Lesbos.(that why I have photos from such town like Canakkale,we pass Dardanelles by ferry))))Wish you to visit..))

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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 22:39:26
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash