About tour: Troy

This legendary city, which was described in the epic poem by Homer ‘Iliad’, has long been considered imaginary, until the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann began large-scale excavations at the hill of Hisarlik on the shore of the Sea of Marmara, province Canakkale.

Totally, there were discovered 9 cities at the site, which dated back to different times. The oldest of them dates back to 3 thousand years B.C. The historians thought that the Trojan War was in XII B.C., and archaeological excavations do confirm that Troy was destroyed by the fire about that time.

Schliemann has made one of the most famous findings in the world of archaeology – the Priam's Treasure (even though it dates back to 2.4 thousand years B.C., that is about a thousand years before the time of Priam). Now the treasure is exhibited at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.

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