Troy: How could a city be built on top of an older one?

What did Trojans build round their city?

Answer. Explanation: Round their city a strong wall had been built by the Trojans.

Did the city of Troy get rebuilt?

Archaeological research shows that it was inhabited for almost 4,000 years, starting around 3500 B.C. The city was constantly changing, and the settlement was destroyed and rebuilt repeatedly: After one city was destroyed, a new city would be built on top of it, creating a human-made mound called a “tell.”

How were the walls of Troy built?

The walls would have once been topped by a mud brick and wood superstructure and with closely fitting stonework sloping inwards; as the walls rise they certainly fit the Homeric description of ‘strong-built Troy’.

Who proved that the city of Troy actually existed?

Heinrich Schliemann

But in all that time, no one had ever been able to prove that the city described in Homer’s saga had really existed — until 1871, when Heinrich Schliemann, then 49 years old, discovered the ruins of what is now presumed to be the city under the Hisarlik hill in the Troas region in the northwest of present-day Turkey.

How was the city of Troy discovered?

Heinrich Schliemann

Together with Calvert and others, Schliemann began by excavating a trench across the mound of Hisarlik to the depth of the settlements, today called “Schliemann’s Trench.” In 1871–73 and 1878–79, he discovered the ruins of a series of ancient cities dating from the Bronze Age to the Roman period.

How long did the Trojan horse take to build?

three days

According to Quintus Smyrnaeus, Odysseus thought of building a great wooden horse (the horse being the emblem of Troy), hiding an elite force inside, and fooling the Trojans into wheeling the horse into the city as a trophy. Under the leadership of Epeius, the Greeks built the wooden horse in three days.

Does the city of Troy still exist?

Over the course of several centuries, Troy was repeatedly destroyed, but a new city would rise up on the ruins of the last. People lived there until Roman times. The ruins can still be seen today, about 220 miles to the southwest of Istanbul.

Is the Trojan horse real?

Actually, historians are pretty much unanimous: the Trojan Horse was just a myth, but Troy was certainly a real place.

Where would Troy be today?


The city of Troy
The site of Troy, in the northwest corner of modern-day Turkey, was first settled in the Early Bronze Age, from around 3000 BC. Over the four thousand years of its existence, countless generations have lived at Troy.

Do Spartans still exist?

Spartans are still there. Sparta was just the capital of Lacedaemonia, hence the L on their shields, not an S but an L… Calling them Spartans isn’t exactly wrong but is not exactly correct either…

Was Achilles real?

There is no proof that Achilles existed or that any of Homer’s other characters did. The long answer is that Homer’s Achilles may have been based, at least in part, on a historical character; the same is true of the rest of Homer’s characters.

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