Asine (Argolid) 30 Kastraki/Tolo - Ασίνη

Ἀσίνη - Asine, Archaic to Roman polis near Tolon/Asine in Argolid Peloponnese
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Latitude: 37.528000
Longitude: 22.874500
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἀσίνη
Place ID: 375229PAsi
Time period: ACHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Argolida
Mod: Kastraki/Tolo

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

Modern Description: Well-landscaped, fenced archaeological site with paid admission. The archaeological site of Asine, a city mentioned (two words) by Homer, includes the acropolis, built upon a triangular rocky hill by the sea, the surrounding area and the hill of 'Barbouna' to the west. Excavations have brought to light a settlement inhabited during the Early and Middle Helladic, the Mycenaean, the Geometric and the Archaic periods, the corresponding cemeteries as well as an important Mycenaean necropolis on the 'Barbouna'. The walls of the acropolis with the large bastion date from the Hellenistic period (3rd century B.C.). The acropolis was reconstructed during Byzantine times. During WWII, the site was fortified by the Italian armed forces for coastal defense.
Excavations of both the acropolis and the Mycenaean cemetery of ancient Asine were carried out by the Swedish Archaeological Mission in 1922-1930. Work was resumed from 1970 onwards by the Greek Archaeological Service and the Swedish Archaeological Institute. Beaches on either side.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q1154474
Trismegistos Geo: 37653
Manto: 9718724

Info: Odysseus

(Odysseus, Greek Ministry of Culture)

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