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Ancient Kalaureia: The Site

<p>View of the sanctuary from the west. The island of Aigina is seen in the background. Photo: Berit Wells</p>

View of the sanctuary from the west. The island of Aigina is seen in the background. Photo: Berit Wells

Today Poros consists of two islands: Spheria, which is the modern town of Poros, and Kalaureia, the larger and less populated island. The archaeological site of Kalaureia lies on the island with the same name c. 6 km from Poros town, and can be approached by a winding road either from the town or from the village of Askeli on Kalaureia. The site is on a plateau between the hills of Aghios Elias and Vigla and has a commanding position c. 200 m above the sea level. To the north there is a visual connection with the peninsula of Methana and the islands of Angistri and Aigina, and to the south it is possible to catch glimpses of the sea against the background of the steep Peloponnesian coast. Beyond Aigina, Pireus and the coastline of Attica are visible on clear days.

Asine in the Argolid

Berit Wells

In the ship’s catalogue in the Iliad, Homer informs us who sent ships to the Trojan War. In connection with the Argolid he notes that Asine, situated at the head of the bay, sent six ships. This Asine has been identified with modern day Kastraki near the village of Tolo…

Berbati in the Argolid

Arto Penttinen

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Photo 1 A view of the Berbati Valley from the east towards Zara and Charvati. Mycenae lies behind the mountains. In the center the Mastos Hill: Photo Berit Wells. Photo 2 The site of Pyrgouthi from the north towards the Klisoura or ravine through which one enters the valley from the Argive plain. Photo: G. Söderberg, 1997.

In 1934 Axel W. Persson initiated his archaeological investigations in the Berbati Valley east of Mycenae. In the ensuing years he worked in the valley together with among others: Åke Åkerström, Gösta Säflund and Erik J. Holmberg…

Paradeisos in Eastern Macedonia

Pontus Hellström

<p>Head of neolithic figurine</p>

Head of neolithic figurine

The site was excavated for one month in 1976. It has an important strategic position on the right bank of the river Nestos (see map). Nestos today forms the border between eastern Macedonia and Thrace…

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