Kymisala (Rhodes) Lakki - Κυμισαλα

Κυμισαλα - Kymisala, Rhodian polis under excavation 2005-13 SW of Lakki, Rhodes, Dodecanese
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Latitude: 36.172900
Longitude: 27.766900
Confidence: High

Greek name: Κυμισαλα
Place ID: 362278PKym
Time period: ACH
Region: Dodecanese
Country: Greece
Department: Rodos
Mod: Lakki

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Modern Description: After a further 4.5km, (1.5km before entering Siána) a track leads west (right) to Steliés (69km), and the empty, southern loop of Mount Akramytis. Although little visited, there is a large area here— designated with the ancient name ‘Kymisala'— with widely scattered remains of habitation from the Classical and Hellenistic periods. One kilometre down the track from the junction, on the right hand side, is an open area where the bases of stone walls of houses and other structures, constructed in large blocks, can be seen. There is considerable overlay of later use, however, and the ancient blocks have in several places been re-arranged in circles so as to create winnowing areas. Five hundred metres further on is a small church of the Zoödochos Pigi: this overlooks a spur on which there are more remains of ancient walls, and the base of a collapsed tower (centre) and perimeter wall can be seen. Of greatest interest are a number of blocks bearing eroded inscriptions in large letters, which are to be found to the southwest, roughly in the middle of the brow overlooking the deep, cultivated ‘basin' below. The latter has the appearance of a small drained lake, and must have been an important element in the choice of ancient settlement here.
Wikidata ID: Q12874067
Trismegistos Geo: 1194

Info: McGilchrist's Greek Islands

(From McGilchrist’s Greek Islands, © Nigel McGilchrist 2010, excerpted with his gracious permission. Click for the books)

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