Helike (Achaia) 85 Nikoleika - Ελίκη

Ἑλίκη - Helike, Archaic to Classical polis swallowed by the sea, traces uncovered N of modern Eliki and Rizomylo Achaia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 38.222000
Longitude: 22.131800
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἑλίκη
Place ID: 382221PHel
Time period: AC
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Achaia
Mod: Nikoleika

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

Modern Description: The search for the submerged Classical city of Helike is a major archaeological priority. Pausanias located Helike 40 stadia east of Aigion, in the coastal plain between modern Rizomylos and Rodia. The city was submerged by a powerful earthquake in 373 BCE, and over the centuries has been covered by alluvium from the modern Kerynitis river (ancient Erasinos?). Excavations since 2010 have revealed settlement traces from the Bronze Age through Roman periods in the plain between the rivers, suggesting the city was swallowed by a lagoon rather than the actual Gulf of Corinth.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q1432654

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