Poteidaia/Kassandreia (Chalkidike) 165 Nea Potidaia - Κασάνδρεια

Κασάνδρεια - Poteidaia/Kassandreia, city on Pallene peninsula, Nea Potidaia in Halkidiki Macedonia
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Latitude: 40.193700
Longitude: 23.327800
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Greek name: Κασάνδρεια
Place ID: 402233UPot
Time period: AH
Region: Macedonia
Country: Greece
Department: Chalkidiki
Mod: Nea Potidaia

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

Modern Description: Potidaia was founded in ca. 600 B.C. by colonists from Corinth. It played a significant role during the Persian Wars, while its rebellion against the First Athenian League in 432-31 B.C., was one of the reasons that led to the Peloponnesian War. The city was repeatedly captured by the Athenians and the Spartans and finally devastated by Philip II, in 356 B.C. In 316-15 B.C., Cassander founded a new city on the same site, which was now called Cassandreia, and flourished during the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
The rescue excavations conducted by the 16th E.P.C.A. have revealed strata of the Archaic period with significant pottery and architecture, and graves of Athenian klerouchoi, dated to the Classical period. Of the Hellenistic and Classical city are preserved parts of the fortificatrion walls, the city's layout and the cemeteries. The most important recent find is a single-chambered Macedonian tomb.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potidaea
Wikidata ID: Q999468
Trismegistos Geo: 12097

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