Argilos (Serres) 19 SW Nea Kerdylia - Άργιλος

Ἄργιλος - Argilos, Classical polis at 2 miles SW Nea Kerdylia in Serres Macedonia
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Latitude: 40.780100
Longitude: 23.816800
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἄργιλος
Place ID: 408238PArg
Time period: C
Region: Macedonia
Country: Greece
Department: Serres
Mod: SW Nea Kerdylia

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

Modern Description: City in ancient Bisaltia, close to the Strymon estuary. Founded by Ionian colonists from Andros in the mid-7th century BC. During the 6th century BC Argilus, in its turn, founded new colonies in the region: Cerdylium and Tragilus. Captured by Philip II of Macedon in 357 BC.
The ancient city extends over Palaiokastro hill, while remains of the harbour structures are visible in the sea, below the Thessaloniki-Kavala motorway. A section of the paved road (l. approx. 25 m) linking the city to the harbour is preserved. Parts of the city wall, remains of houses and streets (late 7th-mid - 4th century BC) have been uncovered on the hill.
The finds are exhibited in the Kavala Archaeological Museum.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q2861005
Trismegistos Geo: 33673

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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

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