The ancient city of Troy, also known as Ilion or Ilium, was a city located in the northwestern part of modern-day Turkey, near the town of Hisarlik in the Çanakkale province. The city was a major center for trade and military control of the region, and was a wealthy and powerful city during its time.
The history of the ancient city of Troy spans over three millennia, from the late Bronze Age to the Byzantine period. It is believed to have been founded in the late Bronze Age, around the 3rd millennium BCE. The city was destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries, with the most famous destruction occurring during the Trojan War.
Archaeological excavations at the site of Troy began in the 19th century and have continued to this day. The site of the ancient city is now a popular tourist destination and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient city, including the walls of the citadel, the temple of Athena, and the remains of several houses and public buildings. The site also includes a museum where artifacts from the excavations are on display.
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