The ancient city of Troy
The sanctuary, to unknown deities, constructed perhaps as early as 700 BCE. It was built at a site where Samothraki island can be seen and it is likely this was the Sanctuary of Samothracian gods mentioned in Trojan descriptions. There are altars, wells and sacrificial pits. Various structures were built throughout the ages. The sanctuary suffered severely in the destruction of Ilion by Fimbria in 85 BCE. Roman Emperor Augustus (31 BCE-14 CE) had a new altar built at a higher elevation.