TROY-02 The Scaean Gateway
Model Size 7 ¼ ” x 2 ½ ” x 7 ”
Large towers were usually built into the walls of Troy to defend a major gateway. The South tower was built to guard the Scaean Gate.
The Eastern wall was also reinforced by a large tower. This massive bastion at the north east corner of the city was built to defend a well which was the main water supply.
It was Priam who set about rebuilding the walls of Troy. Priam became a natural leader and had a deep understanding of trade and exchange. The location of Troy at the mouth of the Hellespont, the straits through which all sea traffic and from the east were obliged by geography to pass. This afforded Troy tremendous opportunities for enrichment. The tolls and tariffs meant the city grew in greatness and wealth.
The towers and Priam’s new palace reached higher than the levels of the walls, and gleamed in the sun to tell the world that Troy, the jewel of the Aegean, was the greatest city in the world, ruled over by a mighty king and prospering under the protection of the gods.
The city walls of Troy will be available over the next 4 months. The total width of all the Troy wall sets together, as seen in the above picture will be 32” and approximately 8” depth.