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Synonyms for troy

a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones

an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War

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We hear the pickaxes, shovels, and carts dislodging and then removing the tons of dirt covering ancient Troy.
Building on the industry of archaeologists, historians, linguists, and classicists, Barry Strauss presents a compelling and engaging account of such a confrontation in the late Bronze Age at the site most believe to have been ancient Troy.
Virgil's pallid hero Aeneas visits the Trojan refugees established there but turns away from this re-creation of ancient Troy to lead an entirely new venture in the west.
Shakespeare, setting out the two sides of the argument in his play "Troilus and Cressida," shows us ancient Troy, left holding the poisoned prize of Helen while the Greeks decimate the Trojan army to repossess her.
It's happening in a specially-felled mile-long labyrinth of trees cut into Gwydir Forest near Llanrwst, created by Cydcoed for the production called Caerdroia - Welsh for ancient Troy.
As well as seeing the marble ruins of Aphrodisias and the acropolis of Pergamum, relive Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors at the Greco-Roman seaport of Ephesus and the playwright's Troilus and Cressida at the ruins of ancient Troy.
These days Australians regard Gallipoli as a place of pilgrimage and some 50,000 a year make their way to the silent scrubland across the water from ancient Troy.
THE EXTRAS: Two-disc set includes three fascinating featurettes looking in detail at the stunning effects and wonderful action sequences as well as a look into how the ruins of ancient Troy were unearthed, plus theatrical trailer.
Police have arrested two men trying to sell a priceless collection of 7,000-year-old neolithic gold jewelry, treasures far older than those of ancient Troy.
Illegal exportation of Turkish artifacts dates at least to the mid-19th century, when European archaeology buffs hauled out priceless monuments like the Hellenistic Altar of Zeus from Pergamon and Priam's Treasure from ancient Troy without Ottoman permission.
It has been rightly stated that since then the 'lost treasures of Troy' have been buried in vaults in the Russian Capital and so as effectively lost to the world as they had been, for so very long, when before the diligent, not to say fanatical, excavations of Schliemann, they lay buried within the rubble of Ancient Troy.
Heinrich Schliemann, the discoverer of ancient Troy, while excavating Kurna, found a small vessel containing mercury from 1600 or 1700 BC.