Thebai Phthiotides (Magnesia) 49 Akitsi/Mikrothivai - Φθιώτιδες Θήβαι

Φθιώτιδες Θῆβαι - Thebai Phthiotides, Archaic to Late Antique polis near Akitsi/Mikrothivai in Magnesia Thessaly
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Latitude: 39.271800
Longitude: 22.766300
Confidence: High

Greek name: Φθιώτιδες Θῆβαι
Place ID: 393228PThe
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Thessaly
Country: Greece
Department: Magnisia
Mod: Akitsi/Mikrothivai

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

Modern Description: The name of Anchialos during the Early Christian period was Phthiotic Thebes. It was ruined in 7th century and since then, there are not any evidences of new community. It was inhabited again only in the beginning of our century and it was named Nea Anchialos.
Excavations in the archaeological site of Phthiotic Thebes started in 1924 from G. Soteriou and continued in 1956 from P. Lazarides on the expenses of the Archaeological Society, which still finances the excavations after the death of the academician P. Lazarides.
The excavations have yieleded a large number of important monuments dating from Late Roman to Early Christian times down to the 7th century, when the city was destroyed. The most impressive of the finds are the mosaic floors, with their wide repertoire of motifs and flawless technique.
The most important monuments are:
- Basilica A' of St. Demetrios. An early christian church in the type of basilica with nave and two aisles. We can distinguish different chronological phases from 4th to 6th century. This archaeological site includes two bath-houses and an ancient avenue with shops.
- The basilica of Bishop Peter. With different chronological phases from 4th to 6th century. Martyrium Basilica from 4th to 6th century.
- Basilica of Cemetery.
- Bishopric Mansion.
- Non religious building.
- Basilica B'of Bishop Elpidios.
Wikidata ID: Q490583
Trismegistos Geo: 3581

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