Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Flashback: Troy Excavation Site

After departing Istanbul, our group travelled to Çanakkale where we stayed for the night before taking a day tour of the Troy Excavation Site.

Now to be honest, outside of your basic rendition of Greek mythology I knew very little about the ancient city of Troy.  However, the sheer history behind every effort made to uncover this city could be seen in it's unique beauty and peaked my interest.

We had a lovely tour guide who walked us through the area, though honestly if you have the chance to take a self-tour it will work for you just as well.

She explained the nuances that related their archaeological findings to the famed city, which was helpful in constructing an idea of what the city may have been like.  Truthfully, I just found the tour enlightening and thought the views from the sites were gorgeous.

The architecture of the walls match those described in Homeric legend.
Red poppies were in bloom.

If you're ever planning to visit there or have any questions, let me know!


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