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Archaeological Site of Emporios

In 1952 was discovered an ancient settlement on the southernmost tip of the island, on the hill of Prophet Elias, by British School. It was created by the Ionians during the Geometric period (6th-7th century BC) and it was abandoned in 1100 BC because of fire.

The Acropolis of the town is surrounded by a wall of 800 meters and includes the Megaro [“Palace”] (home of the leader in a prominent position) and the temple of Athena which is built in the 6th century BC. Outside the fortified citadel you will find about 50 stone homes.

In the archaeological site have been discovered numerous findings (sculptures, pottery, clay figurines, tableware, decorative objects) which can be admired in the Archaeological Museum of Chios where they are illustrated.


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