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Earth: The ruins of Troy. Yes, that Troy.

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This is Troy, one of the most famous locations of the ancient world, or at least what’s left of it. Today it is an archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage Site, not far from Tevfikiye, Turkey.

Troy, of course, if famed in classical Greek literature, most notably the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer. Troy was the epicenter of the Trojan War, which occurred about 1260 B.C.E. According to legend, this is the city that was sacked by Agamemnon to retrieve Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, who had fallen in love with Paris. Historians differ about which parts of the legend are likely to have actually happened, though it seems clear that the Trojan War was a real event and a very pivotal one in the history of ancient Greece.

I wish there was a Street View or spherical panorama of Troy. Perhaps eventually there will be. In the meantime, it’s pretty cool to see the real life remains of this famous site.

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