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Canakkale is located in the northwest region of Turkey and has been bridging Asia and Europe for centuries. It served this purpose in a way that you had to cross over the Dardanelles Strait. It was used in 481 BC by Persia’s King Xerxes and almost two centuries later was crossed upon by Alexander the Great. Europe could be approached by the Ottoman armies back in their days. Dardanelle was known as Hellespont in the ancient days and also became a prime location used in some mythological tales. Hero and Leander’s love story is probably the most famous among the rest.
Legendary wars were fought at this location; World War I’s battle of Gallipoli was one of them. Tourists can still visit its memorials and battlegrounds. France and Great Britain tried its best to take over Constantinople which was the capital of the Ottoman. By doing so they’d successfully gain a sea route leading to Russia.
Battle of Troy which is quite infamous was another one of the wars fought here. Interestingly, Troy City is also located within this province (Canakkale). The remains of the city can still be visited. Upon excavating the land, nine strata’s were discovered which signified the nine distinct phases. It could be seen that the houses were constructed then occupied and eventually destroyed. In the 13th century, BC, Troy Villa was set on fire and is assumed to be King Priam’s city which has been mentioned and explained in Homer’s Iliad. The stories featuring King Priam, Paris, Helen and Hector in Homer’s Iliad projected Troy as if it was forever. The historically significant Trojan horse honours the love based ancient war. The one used in the movie also stands tall amidst the city’s ruins.
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