Thorikos (Attica) 33 Thorikos - Θορικός

Θορικός - Thorikos, ancient deme fort of Attica located at Thorikos
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Latitude: 37.739200
Longitude: 24.051600
Confidence: High

Greek name: Θορικός
Place ID: 377241DTho
Time period: CHR
Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: East Attiki
Mod: Thorikos

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

Modern Description: Inhabited from the Neolithic Age (4th millennium BC). Thoricus was the mining centre of the Laureotica. Traces of extracting lead have been noted from as early as the Early Helladic period (3rd millennium BC) and of silver from 1500 BC. Mycenaean tholos tombs (15th century BC) and a Late Mycenaean installation (12th century BC), probably connected with the mines in the area, have been uncovered. The finds are housed in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
The centre of the ancient city and its acropolis extend over Velatouri hill. Of significance is the excavated theatre (5th century BC), with a rectangular orchestra originally and an elliptical one later, and stone seats. The town plan is close packed with irregular building of houses and smiths' workshops (many building remains from the 7th-4th century BC). A small temple, perhaps dedicated to Hygieia, next to which are stoas with benches. The large Doric temple (late 5th century BC), may have been a Telesterion for the cult of Demeter and Kore.
At Kalyvia Thorikou there are remains of an Early Christian three-aisled basilica. The later church of the Taxiarch stands in the position of the middle aisle.

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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


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