Torone (Thesprotia) 2 Khersonesos Lygias - Τορώνη

Τορώνη - Torone?, possibly the Classical to Hellenistic fortified settlement on Lygia peninsula, Thesprotia Epirus
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Latitude: 39.520000
Longitude: 20.187700
Confidence: High

Greek name: Τορώνη
Place ID: 395202PTor
Time period: CH
Region: Epirus
Country: Greece
Department: Thesprotia
Mod: Khersonesos Lygias

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Modern Description: The name Torone has been associated on slender evidence to a former island, now the Lygia peninsula, at the outflow of the Kalamas river. It was probably part of the Peraia (mainland territory) of Kerkyra (Corfu). The site was explored by Soterios Dakaris in the late 1960s. The site was occupied from the archaic period and fortified during the 5th century BCE. The initial fortified settlement covered an area of 1.2 hectares but by the end of the 5th century it had grown to 21.5 hectares and during the 4th century it covered 58 hectares. There are three distinct parts of the settlement: A, that was fortified before 427 with gates to the south, east and west, B, also fortified before 427 with a gate probably in the east, and C fortified after 427 with a gate in the west. Modest traces are preserved.

Info: YP

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


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