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The site of the ancient Greek city of Sigeion, Anatolia (in Turkey). Engraving by W. Skelton.

Skelton, William, 1763-1848.
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[1824?]

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Sigeion and Rhoiteion in the northern Troad region of Anatolia. "This view of the Sigean promontory, the supposed cenotoph of Achilles, the village of Troaki, built on the ruins of the ancient town of Sigeum, the new castles of the Dardanelles [built by Fatih sultan Mehmet] the one in Asia, and the other in Europe, with the island of Samothrace in the distance, was taken from some ruins vulgarly called the tomb of Ajax, near the Rhetean promontory" (Museum Worsleyanum, op. cit. p. 39)

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[London] : [Septimus Prowett], [1824?]

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1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 24.9 x 36.6 cm

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View of the Sigean promontory with part of the plain of Troy taken from the tomb of Ajax on the Rhetean promontory. Skelton sculp.

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The site of the ancient Greek city of Sigeion, Anatolia (in Turkey). Engraving by W. Skelton. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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