Theotokou/Thaumakia? (Magnesia) 6 Liri - Θαυμακία

Θαυμακία - Theotokos/Thaumakia?, ancient sanctuary with Doric columns around 19th c. church of Theotokos, S of Liri, Magnesia Thessaly
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Latitude: 39.191800
Longitude: 23.343000
Confidence: High

Greek name: Θαυμακία
Place ID: 392233UTha
Time period: CHRM
Region: Thessaly
Country: Greece
Department: Magnisia
Mod: Liri

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Modern Description: An ancient sailors' sanctuary in a cove at the SE corner of the Magnesian peninsula, just to the N of Cape Haghios Georgi (now Sepias) at the seaward end of a dry wash valley with a steep hill (Kastri) to the S of it. Just above the beach is a 19th c. chapel dedicated to the Virgin (Theotokos) incorporating ancient blocks. To the W of this are ruins and fragments of Doric columns. An ancient wall N of the chapel was uncovered. Fourth century B.C. column drums and a capital of limestone, originally covered with stucco, suggested a temple. To the S of the chapel the corner of a wall of polygonal masonry was found, and to the W of this a row of squared blocks, perhaps part of a foundation. Immediately S of the chapel was part of another wall and by it some fragments of painted terracotta antefixes of the 6th c. B.C. Black-glazed and Geometric sherds were found on the Kastri hill. Early Iron Age graves yielded vases, fibulas, etc. The foundations of an Early Byzantine basilica are near the chapel. Some ancient remains (tiles, etc.) are reported from Kato Georgi. (T. S. MAC KAY) (Archaic antefixes, 6th century BC, in the Volos Museum).

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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