Troy which has an important position on the land of Anatolia where the
civilization of the world has been born and had flourished has always attracted
the interest of the archaeologists around the world for almost a hundred years.
Iliad and Odysseus, two masterpieces in the world literature, tell about this
city. The excavation which was started by Schliemann in 1870 was carried on by
Dorpfeld and Blegen, and Korfmann has been continuing the diggings at present.
Every year thousands of tourists have been coming to see this worldly-known
famous city. Though a lot of books and articles have been published about Troy,
still thinking that the publications which have Troy known to visitors are not
enough, it urged us to prepare this book. This book was written by benefiting
from all the scientific books and articles published in the last years related
with Troy, excluding scientific terms for the visitors to understand easily. Our
main purpose at writing this book is that Troy should be known not only by
scientific world, but also it should give information to everybody who wish to
Especially Prof. Korfmann, the leader of the excavation team of Troy, with many
important scientists of the world, have unearthed many secrets of Troy since
1988, therefore we got so many information from this research.
We'd like to thank him for his contribution to Troy and to the world of
archaeology. Besides we'd also like to thank the Qanakkale Directorate and their
personnel that provide the protection for and take care of this antique city
which is one of the most important cultural descendants of the world.