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Archaeological sites (5)

Ancient settlements

A settlement and a cemetery of the Early Iron Age (1100-700 B.C.) have been excavated.

Roman settlement


Ancient tombs

Μακεδονικός τάφος Σπηλιάς

Macedonian tomb with two chambers and a Doric facade. It was constructed in the beginning of the 2nd century B.C. and was reused many times until the 1st century B.C. The tomb was excavated in 1986-87. A temporary shed has been constructed to protect the monument.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below, which also contains image.

Ancient towns

EANI (Ancient city) KOZANI
  Aiane, situated south of present-day Kozane, was the capital of the kingdom of Elimeia in Upper Macedonia. Extensive ruins of a city inhabited from prehistoric times to the 1st century BC were discovered and are under excavation on a hill in the region.
  The city was built on the free system of town-planning, on successive stepped terraces, and had large portico structures possibly for public use, a circular cistern and other installations for water supply, as well as numerous private houses. Most buildings were split on several levels due to the slope of the terrain.
  Round the hill there were extensive cemeteries and clusters of graves dating from the late Bronze Age to the end of the Hellenistic period. In the cemetery of the Archaic and Classical periods, chamber tombs and cist graves were found as well as a 'heroon', which must have belonged to members of the highest social class of the kingdom of Elimeia.
  The wealth of grave goods in the tombs, and other finds in the city area attest the existence of commercial and cultural relations with the rest of Greece and the flourishing of metal, figurine and pottery workshops. The discovery of Aiane, already a structured city in Classical times, refutes theories of cultural isolation of Upper Macedonia at this early period.

By kind permission of:Ekdotike Athenon
This text is cited Nov 2003 from the Macedonian Heritage URL below, which contains image.

Neolithic settlements

Dispilio - Prehistoric years

  The lake settlement of Dispilio was accidentally discovered in 1932 by the University professor Mr. A. Keramopoulos. The works started in 1992 by the team of the professor of prehistoric archaeology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Mr. G. Ch. Chourmouziadis. The findings of the excavation researches provide us with very significant information for the life of the inhabitants of that region 7.000 years ago. One can easily see the remarkable know-know of the people of that age, in fishing, hunting, land cultivation with advanced - for that age - tools and in the construction of wooden residents (huts) at the shores of the lake. At the place of the works and according to the findings there is a park with a natural representation of part of the prehistoric settlement.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.

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