|1998||Inscribed||Reasons for inscription|Peter Day (UK):
As other reviews have said the jumble of 9 different settlements makes it hard to work out what is what. It helps if you have read the story of the first excavations. The site has a number of very helpful boards explaining what you are looking at. The wooden horse is kitsch - the nearby town of Canakkale has the one from the movie, which is more impressive but you can't climb inside it.
The greatest thing - to have stood on the same ground as KIng Priam and Achilles!
Date posted: September 2008 Ar Oktem (Turkey):
This archeological site which is assumed to be Troy named in Illiad of Homeros, actually is not one ancient city. Instead it is the ruins of at least 9 different settlements built one on the top of the other, dating back to early bronze ages.
Although there is not much to see for someone who is not interested in the history and the myths; for anyone interested, this site represents a chance to take a glimpse to the wound of modern western civilization on the green skirts of Mount Ida.
The Archeological Museum of Canakkale gives a chance to view some of the ancient artifacts taken from the site.
The old road to Assos might be a focus of atraction cutting through the ruins of more that 20 ancient settlements predating Christ; in addition Gallipoli, with the monuments and other traces of the well-known epic drama of World War II.
Glenn Austerfield (Texas, USA):
Visited in 2000.
The site is not very big, but is well worth a visit if you have an interest in Troy. The site is a bit of a jumble, as Heinrich Schleimann's excavation was hodgepodge, so it's worth it to get a map. The Trojan horse is pretty kitschy, but a fun photo op.
For WWI buffs, it's worth it to stay in Canukkale to combine a visit to Gallipoli as well.
Date posted: March 2006
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