The legendary city immortalized in Homer's Iliad is located
near Canakkale. Discovered in 1871 by Heinrich Schilemann, the
reconstructed wooden horse that greets visitors pays
homage to Homer's epic.
Homer's Iliad was assumed to be based on legend, but post-digs,
Troy becomes the Homeric city of Ilium, site of an epic battle between
the Achaeans (Greeks) and the Trojans in the 13th century BC. Excavations by
Schliemann and others have revealed nine ancient cities, one on top of another
dating back to 3000 BC. Troy VI (1800-1275 BC) is the city of Priam which
engaged in the Trojan War.
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