What Homer referred to as “wind-swept Troy” was not what we would call a great city.
The city of Troy was a village of some 7 acres.
- Where was the city of Troy? Troy was located in present-day Turkey at the mound now called Hissarlik, about 4 miles from the mouth of the Dardanelles. Also known as Ilium, hence the…
- How large a tree can a beaver cut down? Beavers prefer slender poplar trees for food, but will cut down trees as large as 18 inches in diameter, including hardwoods such as beech, cherry, and oak.
- How large do tapeworms get? Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
- How large is the Silicon Valley? The stretch between San Jose and San Francisco is called Silicon Valley and runs 55 miles.
- How large was Noah's Ark? Noah's Ark was 300 by 50 by 30 cubits, according to Genesis 6:15. One cubit equals 18 inches.
- At the time of the Persian Wars in the 6th century how large was the Persian Empire? The Persian Empire was about as large as the continental United States. Under its Achaemenid rulers, the Persian Empire encompassed not only Persia but Asia Minor, Mesopotamia,…