Konope (Aitolia) 17 Angelokastro - Κωνώπη

Κωνώπη - Konope, Archaic to Late Antique settlement at Angelokastron in Aitoloakarnania West Greece
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Latitude: 38.572000
Longitude: 21.299000
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Greek name: Κωνώπη
Place ID: 386213UKon
Time period: ACHRL
Region: West Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Aitolia-Akarnania
Mod: Angelokastro

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

Modern Description: Ruins of an ancient fortification beneath the Byzantine castle of Angelokastro, along with Hellenistic architectural remains north of the village, have been identified with the ancient Aitolian city of Arsinoe. The identification has been based on Polybius' and Strabo's texts and has been verified by the finding of inscriptions and roof tiles with the inscription ΑΡΣΙΝΟΕΩΝ.
The city occupies an imposing and strategically important site, overlooking Acheloos river. Its original name was probably Konope; the Aitolians renamed the city after Arsinoe, daughter of Ptolemy A' (299-281 B.C.). The city was flourishing during the Byzantine period, when it was the seat of the bishop of Acheloos.
Excavation carried out in 1995 at the edge of the village has brought to light the foundations of private houses, public buildings, as well as part of an enclosure, apparently belonging to Arsinoe's fortification. Parts of the city's cemeteries have also been investigated at the northeastern and northwestern parts of the fortified acropolis.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q6429634

Info: Patras University

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


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