Troy (Turkey)

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Troy (Turkish: Truva or Troya) is an ancient city in what is now northwestern Turkey, made famous in Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad. According to the Iliad, this is where the legendary Trojan War took place. Today it is an archaeological site popular with travellers from all over the world, and in addition to being a Turkish national park, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
While Troy is one of the most famous ancient sites in Turkey (perhaps along with Ephesus), keep your expectations in check upon visiting here. You won't find the glory of the shiny marble columns common in many other sites of antiquity, but it helps to think of the ruins as a memorial to all the wars that people had to suffer and had the reduction of cities to rubble numerous times throughout the history.


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