Boudoron (Attica) 5 Salamis - Βούδορον

Βούδορον - Boudoron, 5th c. BCE Athenian fort with ridge fort, traces of coastal fortification walls at Steno, NW Salamis, Attiki
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Latitude: 37.979700
Longitude: 23.435700
Confidence: High

Greek name: Βούδορον
Place ID: 380234FBou
Time period: C
Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: Islands
Mod: Salamis

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Modern Description: A 5th c. BC Athenian fort mentioned by Thucydides. Directly S of the Faneromeni monastery on the NW promontory of Salamis a stretch of ancient rubble fortification wall runs just N of the ridge line. It can be reached by following a dirt road W of the monastery, or else ascending from the paved roads on the S coast, then field-walking on the N side of a large modern house that destroyed part of the wall. Only the outer face of the fortification is preserved, badly. It survives to the point where it turns the corner on the E end to run down toward to the S coast. However, the W part is destroyed by modern houses/roads. No surviving structures and almost no pottery -- the fort was used only briefly. This wall was identified by Wallace E. McLeod as Boudoron in Hesperia 29 (1960). At the W end of the ridge were two round towers, visible in the mid-19th century, obliterated now. Traces of fortification walls have been found along the coast between the ferry and the monastery at Steno, NW Salamis, Attiki.

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