Political Map of Eastern Europe
Northwestern Turkey, including its European part, in the region of Thrace. Troy, now in ruins, stood at the entrance to the Strait of Dardanelles, called Hellespont, by the ancient Greeks. The city controlled the maritime traffic to the Black Sea. In the Strait of Bosphorus was Byzantium / Constantinople, present-day Istanbul.
Source (edited): USGS/Coastal and Marine Geology Program.
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