Alexandria Troas is an ancient city in the Aegean, which was mentioned also in the Bible. All about Alexandria Troas, ancient city near Troy in Turkey, & how to visit it, by Tom Brosnahan. Alexandria Troas is an ancient Greek city situated on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of Turkey’s western coast, a little south of Tenedos (modern.
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Apparently the Emperor Constantine the Great had an intention of making Alexandria Troas the new capital of the empire, but in the end, the choice fell to Byzantium, ttroas known as Constantinople. Caracalla AE26 of Alexandria, Troas.
Paul, but he fell asleep from exhaustion and fell from the third floor. Even in the 10th century AD, it appears in historical records as a diocese governed from Cyzicus. According to ancient sources, the settlement in the area of Alexandria Troas had already existed before the Hellenistic period, and it was called Sigeia Sigia. SNG Stockholm ; Duesseldorf They also complained that it was a good hiding place for local robbers, lurking for travelers.
Alexandria in Troas
Frank Sternberg AG, 35, Lot Helios 5, Lot Because there were many cities called Alexandria in those days, this particular Alexandria was given the term “Troas” or “from the Troad. In years AD, the Goths sacked the city, which had a substantial negative impact on its economic situation.
To the northwest of the theater you can notice a square building which could be a palace connected to the street with a corridor. On the highest point of the site you can see the Hellenistic theater, which offered spectators a great view of the city as well as of the ancient Neandria city to the east, Lesvos island to alexandira south, Tenedos modern Bozcaada island to the west and Dardanelles strait to the north.
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When you enter the ancient site today you can clearly see traces of the city apexandria which were fortified with towers, some sections are well preserved. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
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A part of the area is heavily overgrown, so take care to protect your legs and feet from thorny bushes. Bellinger var legends.
Mionnet Supp V, trozs As of the midth century the site served as “a lurking place for bandetti”. Gallienus AE 22mm of Alexandria Troas. The site sprawls over an estimated hectares 1, acres ; among the few structures remaining today are a ruined bath, an odeon, a theatre and gymnasium complex and a recently uncovered stadium. It this was, Ottomans gained a convenient starting point for the campaign of aldxandria of European territories, located on the other shore of the Dardanelles.
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Detail of a sarcophagus. The bishopric remains a titular see of the Catholic Church under the name Troas, vacant since Webarchive template wayback links Articles incorporating a citation from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Aleexandria reference Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference Articles containing Greek-language text Articles containing Turkish-language text Coordinates on Wikidata Commons category link from Wikidata.
One of the main roads to the city led through the Eastern Gate, also known as the Neandria Gate, built in the 3rd century BC. Find us on Facebook Turkish Archaeological News.