Gonnoi (Thessaly) 18 Gonnoi - Γόννοι

Γόννοι - Gonnoi, Perraibian polis with wall acropolis E of Gonni, Larisa Thessaly
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Latitude: 39.855000
Longitude: 22.496000
Confidence: High

Greek name: Γόννοι
Place ID: 399225UGon
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Thessaly
Country: Greece
Department: Larisa
Mod: Gonnoi

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

Modern Description: City in Perrhaebia at the W entrance to the Vale of Tempe. It controlled the pass between Macedonia and southern Greece. Flourished mainly from the 6th to the 4th century BC. A centre of many military operations during Hellenistic times.
The ancient city extended over three hills in semicircular arrangement, 2 km from modern Gonnoi. The Archaic wall and ruins of an apsidal temple within a peribolos have survived (perhaps of Athena Polias, original building 7th century BC, rebuilt in the 4th or 3rd century BC, Archaic and Hellenistic terracotta tiles in the Volos Museum). The Hellenistic wall with gateways and towers is preserved on all three hills. Inside the NW gate is a sanctuary, perhaps of Artemis. Various building remains at the foot of the hill are thought to belong to the agora.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q3494031

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)


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