Alexandria Troas is an ancient city in the Aegean, which was mentioned also in the Bible. All about Alexandria Troas, ancient city near Troy in Turkey, & how to visit it, by Tom Brosnahan. Alexandria Troas is an ancient Greek city situated on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of Turkey’s western coast, a little south of Tenedos (modern.

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A “found” stadium conjures Olympic history.

A part of alexandris area is heavily overgrown, so take care to protect your legs and feet from thorny bushes. Severus Alexander, AE Caracalla, AE23 of Alexandria, Troas 6.

The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. Alexandreia, Troas, AE25, civic issue. Follow us on Twitter Follow turarchaeonews. Alexandria Troas was the ancient port city in xlexandria Troad, founded by Antigonus I Monophthalmus – one of the generals of Alexander the Great – as Antigoneia. One of the major entrances to the city was the Eastern gate, known as Neandria gate, which was built in the 3rd century BC.

They also complained that it was a good hiding place for local robbers, lurking for travelers. Gallienus, AE of Alexandreia, Troas.

A sacred way linked it to Smintheion, while another avenue lined with shops now uncovered served the ancient harbour at Dalyan. It was also alexaandria that the ruins were used by the Ottoman government that exported architectural elements to Istanbul. It this was, Ottomans gained a convenient starting point for the campaign of conquest of European territories, located on the other shore of the Dardanelles.

One of the main roads to the city led through the Eastern Gate, also known as the Neandria Gate, built in the 3rd century BC. Karasid Turkomans settled in the area of the Troad in the 14th century. SNG von Aulock var endings of both legends. Commodus AE24 of Troas, Alexandria. On his third missionary journey Saint Paul had a long preach during which Eutychus fell down from the third floor of the building Acts Valerian, AE of Alexandreia, Troas.


Alexandria Troas is also the titular diocese of the Orthodox Church. Also, in Troas Luke joined Paul and they continued their mission. Elagabalus, AE22 of Alexandria, Troas.

The best preserved Roman building in Alexandria Troas is a complex consisting of a gymnasium and baths, built with the funds provided by Herodes Atticus. More favors were to alexandriw. In Roman times, it was a significant port for travelling between Anatolia and Europe. Colored marble fragments, friezes and statue pieces including a Dionysos head were also recovered during the excavations, showing us the richness of the city.

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It has a circular atrium 20 meters in diameter with towers on both sides. Gallienus, AE20 of Alexandria, Troas. CNG 58, lot Bellinger var legends. Caracalla, Alexandria Troas, Ae 23, 7. The site’s stones were much plundered for building material for example Mehmed IV took columns to adorn his Yeni Valide Mosque in Istanbul.

Legend combination not in Bellinger. Webarchive template wayback links Articles incorporating a citation from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the Troaz Britannica with Wikisource reference Articles containing Greek-language text Articles containing Turkish-language text Coordinates on Wikidata Commons category link from Wikidata. The outline of the old city walls is still visible, in some places quite well preserved.

The Apostle visited the city again, during his third missionary journey 53 – 58 AD. Strabo mentions that a Roman colony troae created at the location in the reign of Augustus, named Colonia Alexandria Augusta Troas called simply Troas during this period. Greek town, not far from Troynamed after Alexander the Great ; modern Dalyan.


Bellinger Type 44, A var Commodus. The city was founded in BC and its original name was Antigonia Troas, named by Antigonus, but then it was tfoas into Alexandria Troas by Lysimachus and dedicated to Alexander the Great.

Just 1 km north of Alexandria Troas, on the Aegean coast, lies the tiny holiday resort of Dalyan.

Alexandria Troas

Today, there are many ruins, which include an aqueduct, a basilica, a bathhouse built by Herodes Atticustemples, a theater, an odeon, and city walls. Gallienus AE 20mm of Alexandria Troas.

Valerian, AE of Alexandria, Troas. The preserved ancient buildings of Alexandria Troas include a bath, five odeons, a theater, a gymnasium, a necropolis, a nymphaeum, and a recently discovered stadium, dating back to BC.

From mountain-top panoramas to cityscapes, her…. The apostle Paul visited the town. Apollo Smintheus Apollo the Mouse Slayer standing right on a pedestal; tripod in front of him. Apparently the Emperor Constantine the Great had an intention of making Alexandria Troas the new capital of the empire, but in the end, the choice fell to Byzantium, later known as Constantinople. Unpublished for Valerian II. Archaeological work has recently been conducted on its territory.

It was one of the major sea ports in the Aegean connecting trade routes in Asia Minor to Neapolis in Macedonia by sea lines and then to Rome by road.

Bronze mm of Alexandria Troas Troy 8. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites.

Caracalla, AE of Alexandria, Troas.