Achilleion (Troad) 11 Beşika Burnu - Αχίλλειον

Ἀχίλλειον - Achilleion, Greek city near a site considered to be the tomb of Achilles, in the Troad (Aegean Turkey)
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Latitude: 39.915000
Longitude: 26.152500
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ἀχίλλειον
Place ID: 399262UAch
Time period: ACHR
Region: Troad
Country: Turkey
Mod: Beşika Burnu

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Modern Description: Founded by Aeolians from Mytilene c. 700 BC. Already at that time it was believed that Achilles was buried here. The so-called 'tomb of Achilles' (Sivritepe), at which Alexander the Great probably offered sacrifices, is a Hellenistic tumulus.
Remains of the ancient city on the Yassitepe hill, 2 km SW of the village of Yeniköy.

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)

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