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Gitani

TITANI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA
Titani or Gitani (today’s Goumani) Political center of the Thesproteans and second, in order of seniority, capital of Thesprotia. It is identified with the ruins of Goumani on the SW side of the mountain of Vrysella, at a distance of 1,5 km from the dam of Kalamas. It was fortified with a polygonal wall whose circuit was 2.400m and the surviving height of 2-3m. The walled area comes to 280.000m, while the buildings take up an area of 180.000m, at the relatively level southern section.
On the inside of the walls, the traces of some big roads and, in several cases, the low part of the walls of the buildings are visible. On the west, outside of the walls, there was a theater which had the capacity of 4/5.000 spectators. Its population, during its peak, is estimated to 6.000 people. A part of the walls on the eastern side, were swept away by Kalamas, while wide are the damages inside the settlement by the destructive underground activity of the waters of the river. The excavations began in 1969 at the acropolis, to continue from 1986 forth, in various mainly public buildings, at the settlement and recently, in 1997, at the theater, revealing a section of the center of the hollow, that is, the area where the spectators were seated, which survives in a better condition that the rest of the, in ruins, building.

This text is cited Jan 2003 from the Thesprotia Prefecture Tourism Promotional Committee URL below, which contains image.


Caves

Sideri Cave

SIDERI (Village) FILIATES

Cave west of Titani

TITANI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

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