Koronta (Akarnania) 3 Khrysovitsa - Κόροντα

Κόροντα - Koronta, Archaic to Hellenistic polis at Khrysovitsa in Aitoloakarnania West Greece
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Latitude: 38.589800
Longitude: 21.159500
Confidence: High

Greek name: Κόροντα
Place ID: 386212PKor
Time period: ACH
Region: West Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Aitolia-Akarnania
Mod: Khrysovitsa

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Modern Description: Coronta was a city in Akarnania. It was since the 5th century a member of the Akarnanian Confederacy. In 429 the Athenians exiled the citizens who were in favor of supporting the Peloponnesian League. Excavations by Georgios Soteriades at the beginning of the 20th century and Nikolaos Zapheiropoulos in 1956. Ancient Coronta have been identified with the ruins at Psilorachi, near Chrisovitsa. The site provides control of the valley leading from Astakos to the inland. The city was fortified with a strong wall, better preserved at its eastern part. Within the enclosure are ruins of various buildings, including perhaps a bouleuterion, graves and a small temple on the acropolis. Two small LHIII chamber tombs have also been excavated by G. Soteriades not far from the ancient city. Remains of a small temple have been excavated by N. Zapheiropoulos in 1956, on top of the fortified hill at Chrisovitsa. The base of a statue dedicated to an unknown- possibly female - deity was found inside the building, which dates to the late 4th-early 3rd cent. B.C. It seems that habitation on the site goes back to Middle Helladic times and continues during the Geometric, archaic and classical periods.
Wikidata ID: Q11915699

Info: YP

(Dr. Yannis Papadopoulos, with the support of the Laskaridis Foundation.)


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