Alexandria Troas is an ancient city in the Aegean, which was mentioned also in the Bible. All about Alexandria Troas, ancient city near Troy in Turkey, & how to visit it, by Tom Brosnahan. Alexandria Troas is an ancient Greek city situated on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of Turkey’s western coast, a little south of Tenedos (modern.

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CNGlot Alexandria Troas is also the titular diocese of the Orthodox Church. Paul, but he fell asleep from exhaustion and fell from the third xlexandria. Texte der Notitiae episcopatuum, ; Georgii Cyprii descriptio orbis romani, 64 ; it is not known when the city was destroyed and the diocese disappeared.

To the northwest of the theater you can notice a square building which could be a palace connected to the street with a corridor. It was badly damaged by earthquakes.

Alexandria in Troas

The site sprawls over an estimated hectares acres ; among the few structures remaining today are a xlexandria bathan odeona theatregymnasium complex [1] and a recently uncovered stadion.

According to Strabo, this site was first called Sigeia; around BC Antigonus refounded the city as the much-expanded Antigonia Troas by settling the people of five other towns in Sigeia, including the once influential city of Neandria. Augustus, Hadrian and the rich grammarian Herodes Atticus contributed greatly to its embellishment; the aqueduct still preserved is due to the latter.


In the 10th century Troas is given as a suffragan of Cyzicus and distinct from the famous Troy Heinrich GelzerUngedruckte In winter, the frequency of minibuses is much lower.

With time, Alexanddia Troas became the most important port city in the north-western part of Asia Minor, as well as the richest city of the Troad. Alexandreia Troas AE Paul, and the Acts of the Apostles.

Commodus, Alexandreia Troas, AE Volusian, AE23 of Alexandreia, Troas.

Second Journey of Paul the Apostle. Gallienus, AE of Alexandreia, Troas. Gallienus AE22 of Alexandreia, Troas. Bellinger -; Isegrim -; Chaix: Severus Alexander, AE Alexandreia, Troas, AE26, 5. Bellinger ; BMC Because Alexandria Troas was an important port, it was the starting point for St. Quoted in Freely, op.

The city was surrounded by a km long wall and equipped with a fine aqueduct carrying water from Ida mountain. Alexandria Troas aleandria of the Troad “; Greek: Detail of a sarcophagus.

Alexandria Troas is an important site for the history of Christianityit was mentioned several times in the Bible. The aqueduct of Emperor Trajan is located in the eastern part of the city. The best aerial views in the world Got a head for heights? Today, there are many ruins, which include an aqueduct, a basilica, a bathhouse built by Herodes Atticus aledandria, temples, a theater, an odeon, and city walls.

Mysia Alexandria Troas 7. Texte der Notitiae episcopatuum; Georgii Cyprii descriptio orbis alexqndria64 ; it is not known when the city was destroyed and the diocese disappeared. Alexanfria harbour is fully silted today. Strabo mentions that a Roman colony was created at the location in the reign of Augustus, named Colonia Alexandria Augusta Troas called simply Troas during this period. Bellinger var legends.


I have read and agree to the Rough Guides Terms and Conditions. They had a circumference of about ten kilometres, and were fortified with towers at regular intervals.

Miszczak, Izabela, Gallipoli Peninsula and the Troad. They also complained that it was a good hiding place for local robbers, lurking for travelers.

Alexandria Troas

Alexandreia, Troas, AE25, civic issue. SNG Munich var. Gallienus, AE19 of Alexandria Troas. Constantine considered making Troas the capital of the Roman Empire.

Alexandria in Troas – Livius

Several of aldxandria later bishops are known: Greek town, not far from Troynamed after Alexander the Great ; modern Dalyan. There are remains of a bath and a gymnasium. The parking place is situated on the right side of the road, if you are coming from the north, next to the temple in the agora. It has a circular atrium 20 meters in diameter with towers on both sides.