Modern day Turkey


MAY 2004

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Troy is now a mound of dirt outside the village of Truva.  The farmers cultivated the land as close to the chunks of stone and marble as possible.  Basically, it was just a hill that could not be used for planting.  I was hard for us to let our imaginations work when it appeared to be so many different stone foundations and historical periods all rolled into one.

They have determined that there were 9 different periods of building in this site, and at one time probably did go most of the way to the Aegean Sea.   They discontinued the major digging about 5 years ago.   

We were not all that impressed with Troy.  There was just something lacking that the other historical site had that made this less interesting.  Or maybe by this time in the trip we were just tired of seeing old rocks and artists depictions.


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markers indicating the various building phases

Original foundation stones 2500 B.C.
indicators of various ages of building sign for photo below
Gloria next to one of the unearthed walls here are the original stones
some of the original wall from 2500 B.C.
panorama of building site
an artists interpretation of what was on top of the wall to the right.
thought to look like... what it is now

I intentionally left this 8 photo 180 degree panorama expanded for ease of viewing the farm land looking north from the city wall.  There on the horizon, just above the tree is a red ship with a white top going up the Dardanells, which shows how close, yet how far away the water is.  The land on the other side of the ship is Gallipoli.

panorama looking north out of Troy

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