Lete (Thessaloniki) 7 Liti - Λήτη
Λήτη - Lete, Archaic to Roman polis near Lete in Thessaloniki Macedonia
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Lete was a mixed settlement. Initially autonomous it became a part of Macedonia, probably during the 5th century BCE. It extends over the hillocks of Asari and Nembois Koula, about 1 km SW of modern Liti.
The early coin issues (c. 500 BC), reliefs, inscriptions and large cemeteries (third quarter of 4th century BC till 5th century AD) bear witness to the city's heyday even though no significant building remains have yet been exposed.
Near modern Lete were excavated two cemeteries, one used during the 4th and one during the 4th and the 3d century BCE. Outstanding among the burial ensembles is the cluster of graves (last quarter of 4th century BC) found in the Derveni defile. The rich grave goods, the most famous of which are the wonderful bronze krater with Dionysiac scenes and the papyrus with a text of the Orphic theogeny, are exhibited in the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum.Wikidata ID: Q15230039
(Dr. Yannis Papadopoulos, with the support of the Laskaridis Foundation.)