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TROY ......I'd been warned so many times that there was nothing to see in Troy that I was pleasantly surprised with what there was to see. Located just off the Dardanelles, amid rolling hills and olive trees, the first thing to see was the horse. Hollywood's version in Canakkle was way better but you could enter this one.

The grounds were large. Discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1870, I found he wasn't so respected by the Turks. He was more interested in treasure than archaeology. Many things were damaged or destroyed in his search. And the treasures he did find were quickly "stolen" from Turkey. There were several layers of the city built on top of each other over the centuries. Part of them dated from the Helen of Troy period, but there were also columns, earthenware jars, and an amphitheater from the days of Rome.


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