Mithymna (Crete) 1 Nopigeia - Μήθυμνα

Μήθυμνα - Mithymna, Hellenistic to Roman settlement near Nopigeia in Chania Crete
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Latitude: 35.500400
Longitude: 23.713400
Confidence: High

Greek name: Μήθυμνα
Place ID: 355237UMit
Time period: HR
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Chania
Mod: Nopigeia

- Pleiades

Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Mithymna in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Mithymna (Μηθυμ...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: Habitation at the site is attested from the 5th century BC. In one view building remains from the Roman era (aqueduct, thermae, peribolos) belong to an ancient city called Methymna. On Troulli-Rokkas hill, cuttings for the foundation of ancient houses indicate a settlement that will have been the outport for the ancient city at Nopigeia. The Byzantine church of Agios Giorgos Nopigeion is built in the ruins of a Roman bath. Note that the name Methymna is known only from one late source Aelian's Characteristics of Animals (14.20), and the Loeb editor therefore corrects the reading to Rethymna, causing the name (though not the associated antiquities) to disappear).

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)

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