Atticus Baths

The city went through its biggest development phase during Emperor Hadrian (117-128). Hadrian built expansive structures in the city. Aquaducts bringing water from the Ida Mountains that were built with the contributions of wealthy Athenian, Herodes Atticus and the public baths are interesting examples of water architecture. The baths, 84m by 123m in size, were built in 135 and they are the largest of the period making it into the “top list” of Roman Empire structures. For a long period, the 17th century travellers mistook and visited it as the ancient city of Troy. The Alexandria Troas excavations are currently carried out by a team led by Ass. Prof. Erhan Öztepe.

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