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troy horse...in turkey

troy horse...in turkey
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Copyright: Mustafa YAPICI (milas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
Género: Lugares
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2007-08-01
Categorías: Arquitectura
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2007-08-17 7:06
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Troy is a city which existed over 4.000 years and known as the center of ancient civilizations. For many years people believed that it was the city mentioned only in the tales and never existed until it was first found in the 19th century. Troy (Truva in Turkish) is located in Hisarlik near Canakkale province where the remains of this once-great city can be visited. What was left are the remains of the destruction of Schliemann, the famous German archaeologist or a treasure hunter as some people call him. Today, an international team of German and American archaeologists bring the Troy of the Bronze Age back to life under a sponsored project by Daimler - Benz, and another Turkish team is at law wars with Russia and Germany to get back the stolen Trojan treasures.

Troy appeared in Greek and Latin literature. Homer first mentioned story of Troy in Iliad and Odyssey. Later, it became the most popular subject in Greek drama. The book of Virgil's Aeneid contains the best known account of the sack of Troy. In addition, there are untrue stories under the names of Dictys Cretensis and Dares Phrygius.

In the Bronze age, Troy had a great power because of its strategic location between Europe and Asia. In the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC Troy was a cultural center. After the Trojan War, the city was abandoned from 1100 to 700 BC. About 700 BC Greek settlers began to occupy the Troas region, Troy was resettled and named as Ilion. Alexander the Great ruled the area around the 4th century BC. After Romans captured Troy in 85 BC, it was restored partially by Roman general Sulla and named as New Ilium. During the Byzantine rule, Troy lost its importance.

The ruins of Troy were first found by Charles McLaren in 1822. The German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann excavated Troy from 1870 to 1890. His theft of treasure from Troy and his damage to the site will be always remembered in Turkish archaeological history. Wilhelm Dorpfeld followed to excavate Troy after Schliemann. Today, a new German team is still working to rebuild Troy ruins by using new advanced technologies since 1988. There are nine levels at Troy; Troy I to V relates roughly with early Bronze Age (3000 to 1900 BC). Its inhabitants were known as Trojans in this period. Troy VI and VII were built in the Middle and Late Bronze Age. Troy VIII to IX belongs to Hellenistic and Roman Ilion (Latin Ilium). Troy was destroyed many times and rebuilt each time.

Troy is one of the most famous cities in the history, remembering us Hector, Achilles and Achaean Greeks, the sake of Helen, Paris, Agamemnon and Priam. Its story is written in every language, Trojan heroes, Achilles' heel and Odyssey became figures in poems. From Alexander the Great to Lord Byron, many important figures of the history stood on the site of the great heroes. However, people always wondered whether the Trojan War happened or not, or if there was really a wooden horse or not.

Trojan War
The tale of Troy is told by Homer with the Iliad and the Odyssey. Homer was drawing on a vast cycle of stories about Trojan War. The Iliad includes a few weeks in the tenth year of the war.

According to Greek sources, Troy stood near the Dardanelles. There was no dispute about its location in the story that we are all familiar: the Dardanelles, the islands of Imbros, Samothrace and little Tenedos, Mount Ida to the south east, the plain and the river Scamander. It was an ancient city an its inhabitants were known as Teucrians or Dardanians but also as Trojans or Ilians which got this name from eponymous heroes, Tros and his uncle Ilus. In other source mentioned that Troy and Ilius were two separate places but Homer insists on using these two names for Troy.

On the mainland of Greece at that time, the most powerful king was Agamemnon. His residence was at Mycenae. At that time, the inhabitants of Greece called themselves as Arhaians, Danaans, or Argiues not Greeks or Hellenes. Agamemnon married Clytemnestra, daughter of Tyndareus of Sparta and sister to Helen. Helen was the most beautiful woman in the world, she had married with Agamemnon's brother Menelaos who became king in Lakonia. Two brothers had a great power in southern Greece.

On the other hand, in Troy Laemedon was the king of Ilios, the son of Ilus who had given his name to Troy. Laemedon tried to cheat the gods of their rewards. He would not give up the immortal snow - white horses sent by Herakles (Hercules). But Herakles sailed to the Troad (Troy), attacked, and captured the city. Laemedon and his sons were killed except the youngest, Podarces, who was released and took a new name, Priam, as a young king of Troy and the city was restored again.

Priam ruled over Troy successfully for three generations. He had fifty sons and twelve daughters. His eldest son was the great warrior Hector. And one of his sons, Paris, was the important figure in Troy's History.

The famous myth tells; Eris -strife- had thrown down a golden apple 'for the fairest' at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, and Zeus couldn't decide between his wife Hera, Athena (goddess of wisdom), and Aphrodite (goddess of love). The goddesses were led to the Trojan Mount Ida where Priam's most handsome son Paris lived. Hera offered him the lordship of all Asia; Athena the victory in war and wisdom beyond any other man; Aphrodite the most beautiful woman in the world. As usual, men being men, stories being stories, Paris gave the apple to Helen.

Paris went to Sparta to give the apple to Helen. Menelaus, husband of Helen, arranged a feast for him. When Menelaus left there to visit the king of Knossos, Helen and Paris ran away and sailed to Troy. But there is some contradiction in this part, some source says that Paris carried of Helen by force and plundered elsewhere in the Aegean sea before returning to Troy.

When Menelaus heard what happened, he begged his brother Agamemnon to take revenge. The king sent envoys to Troy to demand Helen's restitution but envoys came back with empty hands. Then Menelaus gathered an army. In the story, great heroes were Achilles, Odysseus (Ulysses) and Ajax. At Aulis, the army seers read the signs that Troy would fall in the tenth year of the war. Then Menelaus army sailed to Asia Minor and attacked Teuthrania in Mysia opposite of Lesbos, but they had mistaken according to Trojan territory and the army were beaten at the mouth of the Caicus river and driven back to their ship by Telephus, king of Mysia and ally of Troy.

The Greeks assembled again at Aulis but they were wind bound and unable to sail. Wings, hunger, evil harborage, crazing men, routing ships and cables stopped the Greek army, because Agamemnon had offended Artemis and his most beautiful daughter had to be sacrificed to change the fortune.

After the sacrification of Iphigenia, the army reached first Lesbos, then Tenedos which is an island visible from Troy. The islands were plundered. At the end, Greek army was at the bay of Troy. The Trojans also had allies from several places in Asia Minor and Thrace. The war took 10 years. In the tenth year of the war, the Greeks stopped raiding Asia Minor and attacked Troy. In a part of Homer's Iliad, Hector falls in a single combat with Achilles, the best Greek warrior, because he killed Patroclus, Achilles' best friend. The fight ended with the death of Hector. Achilles sacrificed twelve noble Trojan captives over Hector's funeral. After the death of Trojan ally Memnon in a battle at the Scaeon gate, Paris hit Achilles in his heel (the famous 'Achilles heel' comes from here), the only place where Achilles was vulnerable. And the greatest of all Greek heroes was burned and his ashes buried on a hill overlooking the Hellespont. Ajax committed suicide with the silver sword which had been given to him by Hector as a mark of respect. Somehow Priam's son Paris was killed by Philoktetes, but the Trojans still refused to give Helen up.

The Greeks had a plan; they built a wooden horse in order to gain access to the city. Well armed men, among them Odysseus of Ithaca and Menelaus, were hidden in it. The horse was left as a thank to Athena and the Greeks burned their camps and sailed as if they had given up. Trojans found the horse and pulled the horse into the city. At midnight, Greek soldiers jumped down from horse and opened the gates by killing the guards. The Greeks entered into the city and killed all Trojans. After the Greek massacre, none of the males were left alive in the city. Neoptolemus killed old Priam on the threshold of his royal house. The male children of Trojan heroes were slaughtered, Hectors little boy was thrown from the walls. Menelaus decided to kill Helen but in front of her beauty he gave up. After plundering and burning the city, the Greeks left Troy.

But this victory brought only more suffering to the Greeks. They were split up by storms and lost their way to return. Agamemnon, the king of Greeks was killed by his wife. Philoktetos was expelled from Thessaly by rebels.

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Merhaba Milas,

Marvelous job with the Trojan Horse.
Useful and interesting note.

Wonderful shot. I love the composition. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2007-08-17 7:51]

Merhaba Mustafa bey,notunuz ve fotografınız gözlerimi yaşarttı.Tebrik ve teşekkürlerımle....

ciao Mustafa.. what a note!!!!
nice pic.. is really interestng and corious.. a great an incredible troian horse.. really thanks for sharig..

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-08-17 8:09]

Merhaba Mustafa bey,

Your composition of the Trojan horse is beautiful here. Nicely taken in day light from a nice view point. Fine details and exciting colors. Well done brother.

Thanks for sharing this image and the inforamtion.

P.S: Trojan viruses are probabaly named after this classical tactic. Such viruses attacks on PC through a program while hiding itself in executable files.

Merhaba Mustafa Bey,
Eskiden savaşlar kadın için çıkarmış. Günümüzde ise
maddi çıkarlar için...Freud'ün teorilerine aykırı
olarak açlık,cinselliğin önüne geçiyor günümüzde......
Bizim Atımız filmine konu olan attan daha güzel.
Harika bir foto olmuş. Eline sağlık. Selamlar..
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Merhaba Mustafa,
Güzel bir açıdan,renk ve detayları çok güzel bir tanıtıcı kare .Tebrikler.

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  • basir Gold Star Critiquer [C: 404 W: 6 N: 187] (1475)
  • [2007-08-17 10:22]

Bütün sanatlarda bir kültür paylaşımı olduğu muhakkak.
TL'de güzel ülkemizi tanıtma fırsatını çok güzel kullandığınıza inanıyorum.


Hello Mustafa! Wonderful object. Wonderful picture. Good lightness and sharpness. Cheers!

Özellikle bakış açısı ve hikayesi çok güzel

Excellent composition showing the people going up inside the horse. Well done.


Merhaba Mustafa Bey,
Gidip, gezip gördüğün yerlerden payımıza harika kareler düşüyor.Seyfettin Bey'in düşüncesine katılıyorum.Bizim Truva Atımız diğerinden güzel.Eline sağlık.


Merhaba Mustafa,
I was very impressed when I saw this horse in real with my own eyes, a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for this beautiful shot, bye, selamlar
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Selamlar Mustafa Bey,
Çok Güzel bir Tanımıtm karesi.Tonlar ve detaylar mükemmel.Ellerinize sağlık.Tebrikler.
İyi Geceler,

merhaba mustafa bey
tam Türkiyemizi tanıtım fotoğrafı olmuş.paylaşımın için çok teşekkürler.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-08-17 18:25]

Hola amigo,
original trabajo,
detalles excelente y pov...
saludos Milas

Waww Miustafa..
Ganz grose....TROIAN:-)
Super arbait eine reund..

Başta bilgiler için teşekkürler.
fotoğrafta çok güzel olmuş. sayenizde bizde gidip göremediğimiz yerleri burdan izleme şansı buluyoruz. teşekkürler

Hi Milas, nice horse, great photo, detaisl POV and colors r good. TFS


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  • stery Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 20 N: 71] (2050)
  • [2007-08-18 7:31]

Hy nustafa, great picture...\

merhaba MUSTAFA bey.
hem fotoğrafın orjinal kadrajlanması . vede bilği notunun tanıtım adına doyurucu bilği içeren misyonu taktir e değer.
elinize sağlık.
iyi hafta sonları
İNAN ...

cok harika bir calisma omus eline saglik

Hello Milas,
This is an amazing construction!
The "horse" depicts this part of history very well, and one may wonder if the real Troyan Horse was something like this...
The subject is well framed, good details!
Pablo -

Merhaba friend Mustafa bey
Wonderfull shot of a great historivc event in world history
Eline sağlık. Selamlar..
John T

** pl

Merhaba Mustafa Bey,
Bakış açınız çok iyi, at çok ihtişamlı duruyor. Ellerinize sağlık

Merhaba Mustafa :o)
Wow ! Lot to read ! Thanks for this great note ;o)
Splendid and gigantesc horse :o) Very nice shot ... it would be funny to go inside it :o) Wonderful blue sky ! TFS
:) later

Merhaba Mustafa,
So this is a modern Trojan horse? Also watch out for airplanes loaded with tourist, these can be dangerous too! :-)
Excellent photo my friend. Take care and have agreat day!

hi! History is wonderful. I read all these stories when I was little. I loved them. I wanted to see these countries, still I have not traveled that far. Do they think th ehorse might have actually looked like that? It is a great joy to read about anceint times, and see this place.

içinde oturmuştum bu atın güzel bir anım canlandı,daha bakımsızdı ama boyadılar sanırım.......tfs

Truva atı, giriş ücretinin 10 YTL yani yerli yabancı herkese aynı burdan kınıyorum, parası olmayan gezemeyecekmi bu ülkede, kendi topraklarımızda parayla giriyoruz, bence ayıp bu,

:-) COOOOOOOL horse!
I bet the kids love to play in it.

Nice POV... makes it look like a real giant!


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-09-02 3:58]

Hi Mustafa...
This is a very nice object and composition. Simple but beautiful...
Well done.

:( tum...

Hi Mustafa,
fine colours and POV and a great note.

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