Study Notes on the 7 Levels of Troy. Important information!

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7 Levels of Troy

Troy was founded about 3000 B.C. and continued until 400 A.D. This city contains 9 culture strata.

Troy I 3000-2500 B.C.

Troy II 2500-2300 B.C.

Troy III 2300-2200 B.C.

Troy IV 2200-2100 B.C.

Troy V 2100-1900 B.C.

Troy VI 1900-1300 B.C.

Troy VIIa 1300-1200 B.C. - TROY OF ILLIAD

Troy Vllb1 1200-1100 B.C.

Troy Vllb2 1100-900 B.C.

Troy VIII 900-350 B.C.

Troy IX 350 B.C.-400 A.D.



* 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.


* 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)



* "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 doesn't 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


* "City was so strategically placed by a large body of water, to make trade easier, that the war could...