Petra/Armenion? (Thessaly) 2 Petra - Αρμένιον

Αρμένιον - Petra/Armenion?, Large Bronze age walled settlement in Lake Voive, possibly also ancient Armenion, on Petra hill in Larisa Thessaly
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Latitude: 39.501900
Longitude: 22.754100
Confidence: Medium

Greek name: Αρμένιον
Place ID: 395226UArm
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Thessaly
Country: Greece
Department: Larisa
Mod: Petra

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Modern Description: Petra: Modern name of a hill of three peaks on the W side of Lake Boibe (Karla), ca. 5 km E of Gerli (now Armenion). It was an island in antiquity. It is the site of a prehistoric settlement with extensive Cyclopean walls (ca. 4 km in length), estimated to be the largest Mycenaean walled site known in Greece. There was also an archaic-Hellenistic settlement here; sherds, some building remains, etc. are to be seen. It is sometimes identified as Armenion (Strab. 11.503, 530, a city between Larissa and Pherai) and sometimes as Kerkinion, a city somewhere near the Boibe Lake, taken by the Aitolians and Athymanians under Amynander in 200 B.C. when it had a Macedonian garrison (Livy 31.41. 2f). (T. S. MAC KAY)

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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