Makaria (Cyprus) 1 Akanthou-Moules - Μακαρία

Μακαρία - Makaria, settlement near Akanthou-Moules in Famagusta, Cyprus, Archaic to Late Antique.
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Latitude: 35.362200
Longitude: 33.657235
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Μακαρία
Place ID: 354337UMak
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Cyprus
Country: Cyprus
Department: Famagusta
Mod: Akanthou-Moules

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Modern Description: On the N coast. The ruins of a small town identified by Hogarth with this site cover the Moulos headland, E of Keryneia. The necropolis lies S. The small bay to the E may have served as an anchorage.
Nothing is known of the founding of the town but it was occupied for the first time during the Late Bronze Age. Among surface finds of this period are fragments of Minoan and Mycenaean pottery. It is mentioned by Ptolemy the geographer but otherwise nothing else is known of its history. It seems to have flourished from Hellenistic to Early Christian times when it was gradually abandoned after the first Arab raids of A.D. 647. The town site is now under cultivation and is thus far unexcavated. (K. NICOLAOU)
Wikidata ID: Q22986866

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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