Certainly, talk of Troy is far greater than the site of Troy. Because it was unimportant small temple town in Roman period, it did not reach to the size of other famous Roman commercial cities.

Troy is a well-examined and well-planned ancient site. There are explanation boards on certain places and one cannot hear peddlers all over. 

The archeologists decided that the site has ten main layers that include 34 sub layers. These are settlements from early Bronze Age to Byzantine period. Altogether, the site covers a historical sequence of 4000 years.

Troy II that is early Bronze Age (2400 B.C.) layer’s defense wall and ramp are the most picturesque parts of the site. However, Troy VI that is late Bronze Age (1200 B.C.) layer’s paved street and gutter in the middle is incredible. Even the foundation of the Palace from the same period is out of all imaginations. If you believe in mythology that is the palace of the King Priam. He ruled Troy there with his wife Hecabe and his many children including Hector, Paris and Cassandra.

Roman Troy was a small town and the size of the Odeon is a fine explanation that population was sparse.  

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