Antigoneia (Epiros) 15 Saraqinisht - Αντιγόνεια

Ἀντιγόνεια - Antigoneia, Hellenistic to Roman settlement of ancient Epiros, near Saraqinisht, Albania.
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Latitude: 40.096700
Longitude: 20.224000
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἀντιγόνεια
Place ID: 401202UAnt
Time period: HR
Region: Epiros
Country: Albania
Department: Gjirokastra
Mod: Saraqinisht

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Modern Description: Antigoneia was established as a city for the Chaonian tribal group by Pyrrhus of Epirus, who named it for his wife Antigone. Its precise location was established by the discovery of fourteen bronze discs with the inscription ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΕΩΝ at Yerma, a ridge SW of the village of Saraqinishte. Yerma overlooks the gorge of the Drin River, a key route from the north into central Epirus. The earliest fortification walls at Yerma are dated to the beginning of the third century BCE. The city was destroyed by the Romans in 167 BCE, but later reoccupied, as attested by an EC church on the site. The site has been declared an archaeological park.
Wikidata ID: Q959799
Trismegistos Geo: 58455

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