Archaeological Site of Troy World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Site of Troy | UNESCO
Country
Turkey
Continent
Asia
Location
Province of Çanakkale
39.9564° Lat, 26.2390° Lon
Code
849
Time Zone
Europe/Istanbul, +03 +0300
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1998. Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The first excavations at the site were undertaken by the famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870. In scientific terms, its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world. Moreover, the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C., immortalized by Homer in the Iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the world ever since.