Elaious (Thrace) 59 Tekke Burnu - Ελαιούς

Ἐλαιούς - Elaious, Town at entry to Dardanelles in the Thracian Chersonese (Turkey)
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Latitude: 40.054500
Longitude: 26.223300
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ἐλαιούς
Place ID: 401262UEla
Time period: AC
Region: Thrace
Country: Turkey
Department: Chersonese
Mod: Tekke Burnu

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Modern Description: Founded by Athenian colonists in the 6th century BC in a strategic position at the S tip of the Thracian peninsula, in order to control the route to the Hellespont. The sanctuary with the tomb of Protesilaos (see no. 92), where Alexander the Great sacrificed during his Asian campaign, was renowned.
Ruins of the ancient city in the Ottoman fortress of Eski Hisarlik, near Cape Helle.
Wikidata ID: Q1234913

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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


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