Hekatompedon (Illyria) 4 Saraqinishti? - Εκατόμπεδον

Ἑκατόμπεδον - Hekatompedon, Roman settlement of ancient Illyria, modern Albania.
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Latitude: 40.252600
Longitude: 20.078200
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ἑκατόμπεδον
Place ID: 403201UHek
Time period: R
Region: Illyria
Country: Albania
Department:
Mod: Saraqinishti?

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Search for inscriptions mentioning Hekatompedon (Εκατομπε...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: Mentioned by Ptolemy (3.14) as an inland city of Chaonia. The site is defended by cliffs on two long sides and by strong walls of ashlar masonry, strengthened with towers, on two short sides; the circumference of the defensible area was some 1700 m. The masonry and the use of bonding cross-walls within the circuit wall date the site to ca. 295-290 B.C., and it is likely that Pyrrhos founded it and Antigonea at the same time. The site has great strategic importance: it commanded the entry from the N into the Drin valley and lay close to the mouth of the Aous pass (Aoi Stena), leading towards Macedonia. The two rivers join just N of Lekel. (N.G.L. HAMMOND)

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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