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Ancient theater of Thoricus

On the western slope of the hill Velatouri the center of the ancient municipality Thorikos. From the ancient municipality today preserved theater, places of settlement and where facilities were processed metals, a square tower of the 4th century BC, cemeteries and the sanctuary of Demeter and her daughter. The settlement was known as an industrial city extends downward into the rocky hillside Velatouri.

The theater of Thorikos considered the oldest in Greece and unique to the peculiar oval shape. Made in natural hillside amphitheater on the south side of the hill Velatouri in the late 6th century BC In the middle of the fifth century. B.C. The orchestra was extended to mid 4th century BC. B.C. constructed in the upper tier with a monumental retaining wall. Over next to the west was the small temple of Dionysus. On the east side there is a large hall with bench carved into the rock was probably gathering place. Adjacent to the west frieze of the theater there was a five-bed house with androna (banquet room) and yard. Divide the theater a narrow path that climbs the hillside.

It is striking that just south of the orchestra of the theater and contemporary with this, a cemetery was in use from the 6th century. B.C. until the middle of the fourth century. B.C. . On the western slope of the hill most tombs dating to the geometrical (1100 - 700 BC) and Archaic (700 - 480 BC) period, while fewer burials of the mid-5th and 4th centuries BC On the south side of the graves dating from the 7th, 6th and 4th centuries. B.C. belonged to young people and children. Northern theater tombs of 8th-7th century. B.C.

Houses, workshops and galleries around the theater is a village and show the density of habitation and the variety of activities of the ancient inhabitants of Thorikos.

In neighboring peninsula of St. Nicholas with small coves and Porto Fragkolimano Mantri was the harbor of ancient Thorikou, which was fortified during the Peloponnesian War. Inside the fortress survives a small settlement of the classical era, while walls are visible in the sea south of the church of St. Nicholas.

In the plain south of the village survives a large marble Doric edifice shaped double portico of the fifth century. BC has become known as the "temple of Demeter and Kore" from an inscription found in the area.

On the western slope of the hill Velatouri the center of the ancient municipality Thorikos. From the ancient municipality today preserved theater, places of settlement and where facilities were processed metals, a square tower of the 4th century BC, cemeteries and the sanctuary of Demeter and her daughter. The settlement was known as an industrial city extends downward into the rocky hillside Velatouri.

The theater of Thorikos considered the oldest in Greece and unique to the peculiar oval shape. Made in natural hillside amphitheater on the south side of the hill Velatouri in the late 6th century BC In the middle of the fifth century. B.C. The orchestra was extended to mid 4th century BC. B.C. constructed in the upper tier with a monumental retaining wall. Over next to the west was the small temple of Dionysus. On the east side there is a large hall with bench carved into the rock was probably gathering place. Adjacent to the west frieze of the theater there was a five-bed house with androna (banquet room) and yard. Divide the theater a narrow path that climbs the hillside.

It is striking that just south of the orchestra of the theater and contemporary with this, a cemetery was in use from the 6th century. B.C. until the middle of the fourth century. B.C. . On the western slope of the hill most tombs dating to the geometrical (1100 - 700 BC) and Archaic (700 - 480 BC) period, while fewer burials of the mid-5th and 4th centuries BC On the south side of the graves dating from the 7th, 6th and 4th centuries. B.C. belonged to young people and children. Northern theater tombs of 8th-7th century. B.C.

Houses, workshops and galleries around the theater is a village and show the density of habitation and the variety of activities of the ancient inhabitants of Thorikos.

In neighboring peninsula of St. Nicholas with small coves and Porto Fragkolimano Mantri was the harbor of ancient Thorikou, which was fortified during the Peloponnesian War. Inside the fortress survives a small settlement of the classical era, while walls are visible in the sea south of the church of St. Nicholas.

In the plain south of the village survives a large marble Doric edifice shaped double portico of the fifth century. BC has become known as the "temple of Demeter and Kore" from an inscription found in the area.

Editor Maria Oikonomakou, archaeologist

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  • Uploaded on February 11, 2013
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    by makis-GREECE ®
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