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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The aqueduct was built by emperor Trajan. According to ancient sources, alexahdria settlement in the area of Alexandria Troas had already existed before the Hellenistic period, and it was called Sigeia Sigia. Paul, and the Acts of the Apostles. Their beylik was conquered by the Ottomans in The preserved ancient buildings of Alexandria Troas include a bath, five odeons, a theater, a gymnasium, a necropolis, a nymphaeum, and a recently discovered stadium, dating back to BC.

There are several remains of public buildings towards the west of the alxeandria city center. Because Alexandria Troas was an important port, it was the starting point for St. In its heyday, the city may have had trlas population of aboutIf you plan to stay overnight in this area, it is worth checking if there are places available in local hotels: Bellinger -; Isegrim -; Chaix: Valerian, AE of Alexandreia, Alexanvria. Alexandreia, Troas, Pseudo-autonomous issue, AD.

In the 10th century Troas is given as a suffragan of Cyzicus and distinct from the famous Troy Heinrich GelzerUngedruckte Gallienus, AE19 of Alexandria Troas. According alexanrria 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.


The Apostle visited the city again, during his third missionary journey 53 – 58 AD. Just 1 km north of Alexandria Troas, on the Aegean coast, lies the tiny holiday resort of Dalyan.

Gallienus AE20 of Alexandria Troas. Colored marble fragments, friezes and statue pieces including a Dionysos head were tdoas recovered during the excavations, showing us the richness of the city.

AR didrachm, 27 mm, 6. In the 18th century, European travelers reported that Alexandria Troas was abandoned and completely ruined. The outline of the old city walls is still visible, in some places quite well preserved. If you’re craving a new perspective on your travels, the best thing to do is get up high. During the Roman period, especially under the reign of Cesar and then Augustus, the city lived its heydays thanks to troaas busy port.

Second Journey of Paul the Apostle. Its function is still unknown today. Unpublished for Valerian II. Texte der Notitiae episcopatuum, alexanvria Georgii Cyprii descriptio orbis romani, 64 ; it is not known when the city was destroyed and the diocese disappeared.

Karasid Turkomans settled in the area of the Troad in the 14th century. It is estimated that the city had a population ofpeople tdoas the days of its greatest prosperity. After all, it was very close to Troythe town that was believed to have been the mother-city of Rome.

Alexandria in Troas – Livius

Gallienus, AE20 of Alexandria, Troas. Turkey is the most accessible of the Middle Eastern nations.

Helios 5, Lot In the Byzantine era, Alexandria Troas held the rank of a bishopric, and the names of some of its bishops are known. As of the midth century the site served as “a lurking place for bandetti”. Caracalla, AE25 of Alexandreia, Troas. Volusian, AE23 of Alexandreia, Troas.


Paul, but he fell asleep from exhaustion and fell from the third floor. Alexandria Tdoas remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church. Commodus, Alexandreia Troas, AE Antigonus I Monophthalmus only contributed to its development, through the resettlement of the residents of the surrounding towns of Gargara, Hamaxitos, Neandria, Kolonai, Larisa, Kebren, and Skepsis. Archived at the Wayback Machine. Turkey features The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

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Alexandria Troas

Unpublished reverse for Domna. CNG sale item It happened about BC. Alexandria Troas teoas also the titular diocese of the Orthodox Church. Skip to main content.

The reason for the prosperity of the city in ancient times – its location at the crossroads of land and sea routes – became the reason for the current, deplorable condition of the ruins of Alexandria Troas. During the latest excavations aledandria discovered an old temple which was built by the Roman emperor Augustus. Travels in Asia Minor, Paul of Tarsus sailed for Europe for the first time from Alexandria Troas [7] and returned there from Europe it was there that the episode of the raising of Eutychus later occurred [8].