Troy is situated at a distance of 30 km from the Dardanelles, Turkey. It was founded in the year 3000 BC, demolished and reconstructed nine times until the year 500 AD, and was inhabited for 3500 years. Troy I, founded in the year 3000 BC, was demolished in the year 2500 BC and the subsequent Troy II was brought to an end by a fire in the 2300s BC. Troy III, IV, and V, which were not indicative of a great deal of activity, were founded successively. Later built between the years 1800-1275 BC, Troy VI is worthy of attention today because of the good condition of its city walls. The next incarnation of the city, Troy VII, was the site of the famous Trojan war with the Greeks around 1200 BC, which is specifically associated with one of the city's two strata, VIIa.
The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment.