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Another gate

This is supposedly the Scaen Gate, where Achilles and Hector fought in front of. This is also where Heinrich Shliemann, who found Troy in the late 1800s, uncovered what he called Priam's Treasure, a cash of gold and jewelry.
Troy

June 6th 2012
Left in the morning for Troy today. I hate taking day tours where you basically fly around a site at breakneck speed with a bunch of other Americans. What's the point? It separates you from the very people and culture you came so far to see. So I took a dolmus, which is basically a communal bus. It was hilarious too - full of old people and young just sitting around talking as we made our way ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Canakkale

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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