Anthedon (Boeotia) 58 Magdilo - Ανθηδών

Ἀνθηδών - Anthedon, Archaic to Late Antique polis with harbor works at Magdilo near Loukisia, Evia, Central Greece
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Latitude: 38.498700
Longitude: 23.448000
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἀνθηδών
Place ID: 385235PAnt
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Central Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Evvoia
Mod: Magdilo

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

Modern Description: Originally a city in Locris, mentioned in the Iliad. The area was inhabited from Mycenaean (16th-12th century BC) until Early Christian times (6th century AD). It was destroyed by Sulla in 86 BC.
Extends over the foothills of Mount Messapion, by the outport (Skala) of the village of Loukisia. The Hellenistic defensive wall with bastions, which descends from the acropolis to the harbour, is preserved. Visible on the shore are sections of the seaward wall and two breakwaters from the ancient mole (4th century BC). In the SE part of the city are ruins of a temple, perhaps dedicated to Dionysos. An apsidal area with opus sectile floor, which was converted into an Early Christian basilica, should perhaps be associated with the city's Kabeirion.
Rebuilding commenced c. AD 540 in the framework of Justinian I's policy. There are notable remains of the walled harbour and buildings, dating from the 4th to the 7th century.
Wikidata ID: Q2857905
Trismegistos Geo: 15743
Manto: 9651961

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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

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