Halai Aixonides (Attica) 17 Palaichori near Voula - 'Αλαί Αιξωνίδες

'Ἁλαὶ Αἰξωνίδες - Halai Aixonides, ancient deme of Attica located in Voula, Athinaidos/Mistras sts.
Hits: 17
Works: 8
Latitude: 37.834100
Longitude: 23.778300
Confidence: Medium

Greek name: 'Ἁλαὶ Αἰξωνίδες
Place ID: 379238DHal
Time period: CHR
Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: East Attiki
Mod: Palaichori near Voula

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

Modern Description: The name "Halai" implies saltworks, distinguishing this deme from Aixone, further N and inland. Indeed there was in Voula a shallow lagoon suitable for the purpose. An extensive Mycenaean chamber tomb cemetery (1500-1100 BC) has been excavated at Alyki, Voula (Trachones). The finds are housed in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
Excavations at the sites of Kalamboka and Pigadakia, Voula have brought to light remains of small sanctuaries, streets and houses with storerooms, baths and towers, as well as funerary monuments. This area (intersection of Athinaidos and Leof. Varis) seems to have been the centre of the rural deme of Halae Aixonides. On the adjacent height of Kastraki toward Vari are ruins of houses and a Hellenistic fort (early 3rd century BC). An excavation on Athinaidos and Mistras may reveal the deme center.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halae_Aexonides
Wikidata ID: Q13424324
Trismegistos Geo: 731

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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

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