Troy, the home of Homer's Iliad

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Mid-morning visit to Troy (2d time)

Flag of Turkey  , Turkish Aegean Coast,
Saturday, September 24, 2011

From my room in Izmir:
 
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SEP 24: We transferred to Izmir today with our mid-morning visit to TROY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city is well known in Homer's Iliad where Helen's face launched a thousand ships. German businessman, Heinrich Schliemann began excavations in 1870 after reading the Iliad, but according to our Tour Director, damaged much of the archaeological treasures, because he was not a trained archaeologist. 

Troy has nine levels.   Much of it are together in parts, and separate in others, so it can get confused during the tour there.    The first two pictures of Troy will provide how complex the area is.
 
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From Wiki:
. It is best known for being the focus of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed toHomerMetrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey seems to show that the name Ἴλιον (Ilion) formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον(Wilion). This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa. A new city called Ilium was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment ofConstantinople and declined gradually during the Byzantine era.
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
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We were hosted for lunch at a private home in a small village, but unfortunately were unable to communicate with our hosts except through some hand sign language.
 
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After arrival at our hotel in Izmir, we enjoyed a brief bus tour of the city
 
IZMIR's Old Town with its fortified Hadrian's Gate with clock tower, narrow streets filled with bazaars, several mosques with its minarets, several nice restaurants overlooking the wharf and sea, and the wharf area with many choices for boat cruises makes this a delight place for visitors.   Not far from the fortress is the covered bazaar that's worth a visit for about an hour or so.  

Some scenes around Izmir:
 
 
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