Turkey.. The Troy Museum aims to receive 700,000 visitors in 2024

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The Troy Museum in Çanakkale Province, western Turkey, aims to receive 700,000 visitors by the end of the current year 2024.

“Troy”, located within an archaeological area dating back 5,000 years, won the Museum of the Year award in 2020 and the “European Academy of Museums” award in 2021, among other awards.

During the past year, the Archaeological Museum received 538 thousand visitors from inside and outside Türkiye.

It also received 25,000 people during the first two months of the current year 2024.

Museum director Ridvan Golcuk said that the number of visitors is increasing day after day.

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He added that the number of visitors to the museum during 2023 recorded a 50 percent increase compared to the previous year.

Golcuk confirmed that they aim to receive 700,000 visitors by the end of 2024.

The museum’s area is 12,750 square meters, 3,000 square meters of which are designated for exhibition halls of antiquities.

Troy is an ancient historical city that flourished in the third millennium BC and was famous for the story of the wooden Trojan Horse, inside which the Spartan soldiers hid, and sneaked in at night to open the city gates to the armies of King Menelaus, King of Sparta, led by his brother Agamemnon, who besieged the city for nearly ten years.