Aphidna, Attica (1894)

Published: 2020-06-23

<p>Fig. 1: Map over the site of Aphidna (Basemap: Google maps satellite image).</p>

Fig. 1: Map over the site of Aphidna (Basemap: Google maps satellite image).

The ancient site of Aphidna is found just east of Kosmothea in north-east Attica, close to the plain of Marathon. A Classical fortification is situated on the Kotroni hill, while the Charadra stream is located just below and to the south-west with a Middle Bronze Age tumulus on the southern side. A second stream, the Varnavas, flows about 1.5 km to the east. In the late 19th century both rivers emptied into Lake Marathon c. 2.5 km away; today, the landscape has been radically changed as a dam has increased the size of the lake almost to the Kotroni hill.

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