Troy


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computer modeled reconstruction of Troy 6

The city of Troy was destroyed many times and rebuilt. Archeologists have found 9 different levels of Troy. Troy 6 and Troy 7 are the likely candidates for the Troy of the Trojan War. Troy 7a is most likely to be the Troy destroyed by a great war and immortalized as a distant legend by Homer in his stories about The Trojan War in The Iliad and The Odyssey. It existed mid- to late-13th century BC and was destroyed about 1190 BC. This city lasted for around 100 years and was abandoned after its destruction until about 700 BC.

The city appears to have been destroyed by a war, but it is not yet clear. There have been discoveries that suggest people who died by violence - partial human remains and bronze arrowheads. A human skull, a human jawbone and a full skeleton suggest that there were no survivors of the catastrophe that ended Troy VII, with no one to bury the dead. All the inhabitants may have been killed or enslaved. Further excavation should answer this question.

Troy 7 walls
Troy 7 walls - an archeologist's reconstruction


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