Korion (Crete) 2 Melampes - Κόριον

Κόριον - Korion?, Archaic to Hellenistic remains weakly identified with Korion, 2 km NE of Melampes at Voulgari Armokastella, likely a sanctuary, Rethymno Crete
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Latitude: 35.131200
Longitude: 24.674100
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Κόριον
Place ID: 351247UKor
Time period: CH
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Rethymnis
Mod: Melampes

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Modern Description: KORION (Melambes) Haghios Vasilios, Crete: Fifteen km S of the small Greek city of Sybrita. There is no evidence for either Minoan or Roman occupation of the same site, and the city seems to belong only to the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Evidence from the summit of the acropolis suggests that here, at least, abandonment may have followed violent destruction by fire.
The focus of the settlement is a small, flat-topped acropolis around which there are traces of walls, probably of a retaining nature rather than defensive. On the top of the acropolis there are the remains of a building which Hood suggests may have been the Temple of Athena, whose presence is indicated by an inscription found in the city below. The principal area of settlement below the acropolis appears to have been to the E, where house walls may be traced. The city's water supply, almost certainly the spring 100 m W of the acropolis, therefore seems likely to have lain outside the occupied area of the city. (K. BRANIGAN)

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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