2004-05-24

Troia

The excellent Phluzein reports on trouble in Turkey, due to its government not sufficiently capitalizing on the Hollywood blockbuster that takes place there:
"Two opposition MPs have filed questions in parliament to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his culture minister, asking why the film was not shot in Turkey and what the government was doing to secure the return of the smuggled Trojan treasures, Anatolia news agency reported Tuesday."

"One of the legislators also asked whether the government would try to obtain the Trojan Horse, the costumes and weapons used in the film and put them on display in ancient Troy, located in northwestern Turkey on the shores of the Dardanelles Strait, as an attraction for tourists."
That would definitely spice up the site—as a tourist it's not a terribly exciting place to visit. There's already a horse there however, and you can even climb up it. And drink Troy pilsner. Here are the rest of the photos from when I was there in 2/2000...

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