Kyparissia (Messenia) 49 Kyparissia - Κυπαρισσία

Κυπαρισσία - Kyparissia, Archaic to Roman polis under the medieval kastro of Kyparissia in Messenia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 37.249900
Longitude: 21.678800
Confidence: High

Greek name: Κυπαρισσία
Place ID: 372217PKyp
Time period: ACHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Messinia
Mod: Kyparissia

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

Modern Description: Kyparissia bore the name Arkadia till its destruction by Ibrahim Pasha in 1825, during the Greek War of Independence and when rebuilt it resumed its ancient name Cyparissia, by which it is now called. Some remains of ancient walls may be traced around the modern castle; and below the castle on the slope of the hill, near the church of Saint George, are some fragments of columns. On the south side of the town, close to the sea-shore, a fine stream rushes out of the rock and flows into the sea; and a little above is a basin with a spring of water, near which are some stones belonging to an ancient structure. This is the ancient fountain sacred to Dionysus, which Pausanias perceived near the entrance of the city, on the road from Pylus.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q1026705
Trismegistos Geo: 37685
Manto: 9719368



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