Friday, September 13, 2013
Archaeological Site of Troy - TURKEY - UNESCO #849
My third new UNESCO site of the day came from Onder in Turkey with one of those mythical places every little boy dreams after reading the Iliad... Troy! There's not much left but we can only imagine what a glorious town it was back on those days - because of Helen (women... always women) a massive war took place and the beautiful city was destroyed after some mercenaries got out of a horse's belly (shame on you Brad Pitt). Thanks a lot Onder, this is a wonderful card and for my collection, it's now 154 down, 827 to go! This postcard took 8 days to arrive!
Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. In scientific terms, its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world. Moreover, the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C., immortalized by Homer in the Iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the world ever since.