Troy

Troy

Troy was an ancient city located in Çanakkale Province in modern Turkey. The present-day location is known as Hisarlik. The site includes multiple layers of ruins, the oldest of which is dating back to the Bronze Age in the 3rd millennium BC. A new city called Ilium was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment of Constantinople. Troy was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Çanakkale Province

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Bronze Age

Later Cultures: Ancient Greek + Hellenistic + Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Archaeological Site of Troy

Date of Inscription: 1998

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