Rhypes polis (Achaia) 24 Koumari - Ρύπαι

Ῥύπαι - Rhypes/Koumari, Archaic to Hellenistic polis, acropolis possibly at Trapeza near Koumari, Aigio, Achaia
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Latitude: 38.218900
Longitude: 22.030000
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ῥύπαι
Place ID: 382220URhy
Time period: ACH
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Achaia
Mod: Koumari

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

Modern Description: The archaeological site of Trapezà (fenced/locked, signposted "Archaeological Site") lies 8km southwest of Aigion, between the villages Koumari and Chatzi, east of Meganitis river. The site occupies a plateau (at an altitude of 448m.) between two hills, the western one being fortified in antiquity. This was the access point to the ancient city, substantial parts of which came to light in 1995 as a result of trial excavations. The site has been tentatively identified with the ancient city of Rypai, though the matter remains open. The epicenter of the city is a large Doric temple, built on an imposing plateau. The temple measures 31,56x16,72m., thus making it a 'hecatompedos' (100 feet long) and was probably built at the and of the 6th cent. B.C.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhypes
Wikidata ID: Q2148349
Trismegistos Geo: 37602

Info: Patras University

(Monuments of Aitoloakarnania and Achaia, 2003, University of Patras)

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