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Part of the remains of Troy (in Turkish 'Truva'), located about 40 km south of Canakkale. It might disappoint if you haven't done any research or visited the Archeological Museum in Istanbul, which helps to make sense of what you are seeing on site. Granted it's not as spectacular as other sites in Turkey, but for centuries this place was a myth. Heinrich Schliemann confirmed the existence of Troy in 1871. Might post a workshop showing another view. Before him, British archaeologist Frank Calvert had already begun excavations in the very same region. "The two Troy-obsessed researchers ran into each other by sheer coincidence. Calvert had actually acquired the land around Hisarlik so he could continue with his work, but he lacked the funds to continue with his excavation attempts, which, at that point, had run into a dead end. Calvert persuaded Schliemann to continue where he had stopped working. After running into a number of initial impasses, Schliemann stubbornly went on with the excavations until in 1872 he hit meter-high ruins belonging to a prehistoric city. Schliemann came to the conclusion that these walls had once formed part of the fortification of Troy."

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