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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Even in the 10th century AD, it appears in historical records as a diocese governed from Cyzicus. Teoas is the most accessible of the Middle Eastern nations.

Alexandria Troas remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church. The outline of the old city walls is still visible, in some places quite well preserved. The baths tross built in the 2nd century AD and its dimensions are x 84 meters. CNG 58, lot The ruins of this building are now known among the local population as Bal Saray or Honey Palace.

BMC 46 var obv. On the other side of the road are a basilica and one of several bathswith alexzndria piping exposed.

It became wealthier, as is indicated by the building of the temple of Apollo Smintheus. Archaeological work has recently been conducted on its territory. One of the main roads to the city led through the Eastern Gate, also known as the Neandria Gate, built in the 3rd century BC.


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Caracalla AE26 of Alexandria, Troas. Apparently unpublished reverse type for Elagabalus. Texte der Notitiae episcopatuum; Georgii Cyprii descriptio orbis romani64 ; it is not known when the city was destroyed and the diocese disappeared. Volusian, AE23 of Alexandreia, Troas. After all, it was very close to Troythe town that was believed to have been the mother-city of Rome. Bythe site had been overgrown with Vallonea oaks and much plundered, but the circuit of the old walls could still be traced, and in several places they were fairly well preserved.

In the 1st century BC Augustus built a colony of Roman soldiers at this site thus making it a Roman metropolis, during which period it was called as Colonia Alexandria Augusta Troas.

Alexandria in Troas

Bellinger A var rev. Alexandreia, Troas, AE25, civic issue. Geta, AE24 of Alexandria, Troas.

Severus Alexander, AE A natural land bridge, it connects the eastern part toras Europe to the Caucasus, and the viridian Bl…. SNG Stockholm ; Duesseldorf After the death of Antigonus, another Macedonian commander – Lysimachus – controlled the Troad.


It is not known exactly when the city was abandoned, but with the growing importance of Constantinople, Alexandria Troas lost its leading position in the region. Find out more Explore Book your trip Books Features.

The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Gallienus AE 20mm of Alexandria Troas. Constantine considered making Troas the capital of the Roman Empire. Because there were many cities called Alexandria in those days, this particular Alexandria was given the term “Troas” or “from the Troad.

Caracalla, AE of Alexandreia, Troas. SNG Cop ; Mionnet 2, The Aleaxndria Coast of Turkey.

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Second Journey of Paul the Apostle. Gallienus, AE19 of Alexandria Troas. Under Augustus, it kept the right to strike its own coins. Got a head for heights? Constantine I the Great toyed with the idea to make alexxandria city the new capital of the Roman empire, before eventually preferring Byzantiumwhich became known as Constantinople and eclipsed Alexandria Troas.