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7 Levels of Troy Troy was founded about 3000 BC and continued until 400 AD This city contains 9 culture strata Troy I 3000-2500 BC Troy II 2500-2300 BC Troy III 2300-2200 BC Troy IV 2200-2100 BC Troy V 2100-1900 BC Troy VI 1900-1300 BC Troy VIIa 1300-1200 BC - TROY OF ILLIAD Troy Vllb1 1200-1100 BC Troy Vllb2 1100-900 BC Troy VIII 900-350 BC Troy IX 350 BC-400 AD Because Fortifications Southern Extension added - made approach to Gate more difficult Repair of main South Gate -Paving entrance passage Drainage under paving Extensive repairs to South - South East Wall Materials Residents are survivors of earthquake - Same material culture Decline in Mycenaean Pottery in Troy Viia - Due to war - Although Mycenaean trade severely diminished in the Aegean at the time of Troy Viia Hissarlik NEGATIVE I am extremely disappointed at being obliged to give so small a plan of Troy - Schliemann The very poverty and insignificance of Troy VIIa makes it less likely a object of a large scale military enterprise from far away across the sea by a coalition of Mycenae states such as depicted by Homer - Nylander Hissarlik doesnt agree with the situation depicted by the Iliad A great Walled City with streets houses and palaces rising to a temple-crowned acropolis at an approachable distance from the Hellesport with abundant springs of deep-soil water - Carpenter Actually Hissarlik is in plain sight of the Hellespont on the same side of the river without any running springs and enclosed within its walls an area of less than five acres - Carpenter POSITIVE City was so strategically placed by a large body of water to make trade easier that the war could have easily been fought there and that the Iliad was the story from that war Hissarlik -
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