28 Jan 2020

TROYAN HORSE

A few years ago I did a coach trip around Greece, only the mainland not the islands.

We visited the place where archaeologists supposed, the Trojan horse has stood. If there really was a Trojan War (or several), then there must have been a Troy. There was — actually, there was more than one.

Today, the spot is known as Hisarlik, and it can be found atop a large mound in western Turkey. But there isn't one city beneath that mound. There are at least ten.



The landscapes were wild and beautiful and remains of colons built by the Greeks could be seen all over the place.



And then we saw the famous horse in which 30 Greek soldiers were hidden from the Turks. Of course it was newly built, as it is not 100 % sure that the horse ever existed.



We walked around the site and looked at what was left over from the town or towns.







It was very interesting to see how the buildings were built and lasted such a long time









Maybe this had been a "house of parliament" looks a bit like


More in formation here



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7 comments:

Fun60 said...

I remember visiting there in 1975. Looks loke they have rebuilt the horse since then.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I would love this place and to visit the ruins. The Trojan Horse is amazing. Wonderful trip and photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a good week ahead.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Walking around all that and trying to imagine everything there would be cool.

William Kendall said...

The Horse, of course, was a story, but the ruins of ancient Troy are fascinating.

Powell River Books said...

So much history to experience first hand. - Margy

mamasmercantile said...

Such an amazing place for a visit, such interesting ruins. Thank you for sharing with us.