notes 3 - 9/9/08 in the 16th and 17th centuries, English...

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9/9/08 in the 16 th and 17 th centuries, English and French travelers document the places they go through drawings. Troy is very close to present day Istanbul. It is at a site where a lot of people would cross over into Europe. But no one came here because there was another city closer to the crossing. It is a very rural area with agriculture as their main source of economy. People were usually buried in little hill things. These tombs have been discovered to be made by locals much later in time. They are not greek made. Alexander visited the Troad, but no one was there. It was between greek and roman occupancy. He thought it was a good place to visit and modeled himself after many greek myths. In the 4 th century BC, theres already a tomb, and that’s what Alex wanted. He performed a ritual, including circling his tomb 3 times. To honor a hero, but also like a marriage, shows the bonding of two people. Caesar also visited the place. As a descendant of Aeneas, he is also connected
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notes 3 - 9/9/08 in the 16th and 17th centuries, English...

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