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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Troy and Mycenaeans

The Wooden Horse at Troy gets another workout

The East Tower and East Gate of Troy VI (15th - 13th centuries BC)

I've just started painting a Mycenaean army so I thought I'd combine photos of some skirmishers I've just finished painting, with photos of Troy, which we visited earlier this year on our trip to Turkey. Troy has nine levels (ten if you count the Byzantine occupation in the 12th and 13th centuries AD) and is a pretty confusing site to make sense of, even after checking guidebooks! Of course, it has been mired in controversy ever since Schliemann's original excavations...


Mycenaean javelinmen - Foundry figures

Frontal shot of the javelinmen

Mycenaean slingers - Redoubt figures

Another shot of the slingers

Walls and East Gate of Troy VI (15th - 13th centuries BC)

The Schliemann trench with a view north (the plain was a harbour in the Late Bronze Age period) - 'The wind brought wealth to Troy.'

View of the partially restored ramp Troy II (c. 2500 BC)

Walls of Palatial Residence (?) Troy VI

6 comments:

  1. Nice to see your Mycenaeans coming along. Very nice pictures you took too - thanks for sharing them. Someday I hope visit the site too. Best, Dean

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  2. Thanks Dean, I'll be looking at photos of your Mycenaeans for inspiration.

    Cheers
    Mike

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  3. Thanks Christopher. Troy seems a bit neglected and isn't that impressive.

    Mike

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  4. nice pics the figures look great,this is on my to do list.

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  5. Thanks Willie. From Cannakale you can visit Troy (half day)and Gallipoli as well.

    Mike

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