Asine? (Messenia) 40 Koroni - Ασίνη

Ἀσίνη - Asine?, Archaic to Roman coastal polis possibly at modern Koroni in Messenia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 36.794000
Longitude: 21.961000
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ἀσίνη
Place ID: 367222PAsi
Time period: ACHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Messinia
Mod: Koroni

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Modern Description: A rocky acropolis in the Argolic Gulf, close to modern Tolo. An important site in the Middle Helladic, Mycenaean and Geometric periods, it mainly flourished during the 12th and 11th centuries BC. Rich Mycenaean chamber-tomb cemeteries (1500-1100 BC). The finds are exhibited in the Nafplion Archaeological Museum.
Region of the Hellenic tribe of Dryopians, with religious centre the sanctuary of Apollo Pythaeos or Pythaios (remains of it in the church in the village of Lefkakia) in the 8th century BC. Settlement and cemetery from the 10st century BC. The city was destroyed by Argos in the late 8th century BC. The defensive wall visible today was built in Hellenistic times.

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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

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