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An ancient town of European Turkey at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles. In 481 bc, Xerxes I built a bridge of boats here to cross the Hellespont and invade Greece. Sestos is also the legendary home of Hero, the lover of Leander.
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(Placename) a ruined town in NW Turkey, at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles: N terminus of the bridge of boats built by Xerxes in 481 bc for the crossing of his armies of invasion
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an ancient Thracian town on the Hellespont opposite Abydos: Xerxes crossed the Hellespont here when he began his invasion of Greece.
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