Imbros (Aegean) 77 Kalekoy - Ίμβρος

Ἴμβρος - Imbros, island polis with Archaic to Classical remains, the modern Kalekoy on Gokceada, Turkey
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Latitude: 40.233100
Longitude: 25.903000
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ἴμβρος
Place ID: 402259PImb
Time period: AC
Region: Troad
Country: Turkey
Department: Gokceada
Mod: Kalekoy

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Modern Description: Mentioned in the Iliad. After the mythical Carians and Thracians, the island was inhabited by the Tyrrhenians c. 700 BC. In the late 6th century BC Athens settled colonists here. The worship of Hermes Imbramos and the Great Gods was popular here, in parallel with Samothrace and Lemnos.
The ancient city was located in the NE part of the island (present Kaleköy / Kastro). Defensive walls and part of the theatre have been discovered on the acropolis, and an ancient mole on the shore.
Naulochos (Pyrgos) was another harbour, on the coast facing Lemnos. The sanctuary of the Great Gods is sited at the monastery of Saint Constantine. There are retaining walls of the Hellenistic period in the area of Roxado.
Wikidata ID: Q658437
Trismegistos Geo: 33246

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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

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