Sites & cities that bear the name of Alexandria Troas

Alexandria Troas

Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : 306 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12th century C.E
Recorded names : Antigonia Troas, Αλεξάνδρεια Τρωάς, Alexandria of the Troad, Sigia, Eski Stambul, Troas

Description : Alexandria Troas ("Alexandria of the Troad"; Greek: Αλεξάνδρεια Τρωάς; Turkish: Eski Stambul) is the site of an ancient Greek city situated on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of Turkey's western coast, a little south of Tenedos (modern Bozcaada). It is located southeast of modern Dalyan, a village in the Ezine district of Çanakkale Province. The site sprawls over an estimated 400 hectares (990 acres); among the few structures remaining today are a ruined bath, an odeon, a theatre, gymnasium complex and a recently uncovered stadion. The circuit of the old walls can still be traced.

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