Gla (Boeotia) Palaiokastro

Gla, large Mycenaean fortified settlement, ca. 1300 BCE, Palaiokastro in Viotia Central Greece
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Latitude: 38.484100
Longitude: 23.181900
Confidence: High

Place ID: 385232FGla
Time period: CH
Region: Central Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Viotia
Mod: Palaiokastro

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Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Gla in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.

Modern Description: A rocky citadel that was fortified and inhabited in the Mycenaean period (1300 BC until its destruction by conflagration c. 1230 BC). Epicentre of the drainage works conducted by the Mycenaeans in Lake Copais. Cyclopean walls 2 km long with four gateways protected a large building with wall-paintings, which was the place from where works were supervised and where grain was stored.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q636506

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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


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