Archaeologists call a site like Troy a “tell.”
A tell is a human settlement built up over many years. When one city collapses or burns down, a new city is built on top. Eventually we are left with a big mound, in layers. Troy has nine main layers, or levels. Pick a Level of Troy from the timeline below, and find out more. You might even get a guided tour!
The Timeline at the bottom shows how long it took to form the mound of Troy. See the Historical Timeline to find out what was happening at the same time, in related areas of the world.
More questions? Click on Facts to see what is frequently asked at Troy.