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Lefkandi

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: J. Fossey, J. Morin
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, G. Reger, Dan Diffendale, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Dec 18, 2012 08:57 PM History
A coastal village on the island of Euboea known especially for rich Bronze Age and Iron Age material.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/540909

38.411782, 23.682171
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settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 55 F4 Lefkandi

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Lefkandi, Xeropolis/Tomba

 

The Toumba site at Lefkandi, discovered in 1980, revealed an important structure interpreted as an Iron Age heroön; this was perhaps the first hekatompedos

(100-foot building) in the Greek world. The site comprised the ritually dismantled structure, the cremation burial of an elite male, inhumation burial of an elite female, and four ritually sacrificed horses. Following the elite burials a number of other burials approached, but did not encroach upon, the temenos.


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J. Fossey, J. Morin, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, G. Reger, Dan Diffendale, and Tom Elliott, 'Lefkandi: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2012 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/540909> [accessed: 25 February 2018]

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