Halimous (Attica) 20 Ag. Anna, Alimos - Αλιμούς

Ἁλιμοῦς - Halimous, deme of Attica, probable deme center Ag. Anna hill, S Alimos
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Latitude: 37.906000
Longitude: 23.732100
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἁλιμοῦς
Place ID: 379237DHal
Time period: CHR
Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: Athens S
Mod: Ag. Anna, Alimos

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

Modern Description: Halimus was the birthplace of the historian Thucydides.
Remains of an Early Christian three-aisled basilica (5th-6th century) were found on the hill of Agia Anna, along with traces of an ancient building identified by the excavators as the Thesmophorion sanctuary of Demeter and Kore. The ancient remains were damaged by German gun emplacements during WWII, but excavations in 2016 reuncovered the Thesmophorion foundations. Since then, however, the whole hill is fenced and padlocked by the Archaeological Service, with an information board at the E entrance. Two pairs of thrones from an ancient theatre were discovered in the 1980s on the lower slope of the hill, on Marinou Antypa street. Nothing is visible in situ. The thrones are in the yard of the Piraeus Archaeological Museum. Excavations on Kleious street have revealed a classical house (now the tasteful rock garden under Kleious 4, and scrappy other remains.
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Wikidata ID: Q13464895

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