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Archaeological sites (9)

Ancient harbours

Kotsinas (older name Kotsinos or Kotzinos) was Hephaestia's seaport. His growth is believed to have contributed to the decline of Hephaestias at the Byzantine years. Indeed it was reported also as capital of the island at the later Byzantine years and was fortified with castle probably manufactured by the Venetians. Today minimal traces of the castle are rescued and the church of Zoodohos Pigi with the "holy water", spring of water in the depth of the rock.

Ancient sanctuaries


KAVIRIO (Ancient sanctuary) LEMNOS (LIMNOS)
  It is found in the region of Chloy in the North side of the island in a location with impressive view of Samothrace across, where Kaveirioi were also worshipped. According to mythology, "Kaveirioi" were the three sons and the three daughters of Hephaestus and were worshipped in Limnos as deities. Their adoration was intensely mystic and it included the ceremonies that remained known as the "Kaveira Mysteries" and they were related with the rebirth of nature and the fertility. Kaveirio was the centre of this adoration. The excavations have brought in the light the sanctuary of the adoration that knew long period of life from the first limnian period (8th century B.C.) to the later antiquity. In the rocky coast is also found the cave of the mythic Filoktiti that was abandoned by his companions in the expedition against Troia.

This text is cited Sept 2003 from the Municipality of Moudros URL below.

Sanctuary of Artemis Tavropolos

  Artemis it is reported by the sources as Myrina's patron saint. The construction work of big hotel in north of Myrjna towards the beach of Avlona, led to the discovery of the sanctuary of Tavropolou Artemis.The sanctuary consists of a central building with paved outdoor space, from both sides of which auxiliary rooms for adoration are opened. The discoveries that are dated from the 7th century B.C. and include ceramic figurines among which effigies of bulls and relic of sacrifice of a young bull, are exposed in the museum of Myrina.

This text is cited Sept 2003 from the Municipality of Moudros URL below.



POLIOCHNI (Prehistoric settlement) LEMNOS (LIMNOS)
  A rectangular building with a double row of stepped seats on the long sides, at the southwest side of the hill of Poliochni.
  It dates back to prehistoric times (Early Bronze Age), around 3000 and 2100 BC. It was presumably used as a kind of "Bouleuterion". According to italian archaeologists, who were in charge of the excavations in the area, the "Bouleuterion" at Poliochni served as a meeting-place for the "notables", the representatives of the families of the settlement. They got together to work on the problems of this early community.
  According to the archaeologists mentioned above, the "Bouleuterion" of Poliochni represents the earliest evidence of Democracy on european ground.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Foundation of the Hellenic World URL below.

Prehistoric settlements

Neolithic settlement of Myrina

Outside the castle's walls in the Eastern side are found the ruins of a Neolithic settlement with appreciable elements of precocious urban planning.

In Riha Nera of Myrina, interesting elements and building relic of a centre of Precocious Copper era came up thanks to the continuing researches, very probably with parallel historical way with that of Poliohnis'.


POLIOCHNI (Prehistoric settlement) LEMNOS (LIMNOS)
  In the Eastern side of the island in the location Voroskopos near the village Kaminia, the neolithic settlement of Poliohni is found. It was discovered by the Italian Archaeological Faculty of Athens in the summertime of 1930. It is about a big part of a settlement of the Precocious Era of Copper, with a lot of phases of architectural and cultural growth that cover entire the 3rd B.C. millenary. The excavations symbolized each architectural phase with a separate colour distinguishing seven periods in total, the last ones of which coincide with corresponding from Troia across. Poliohni is considered to be the first constituted settlement of Europe. With barns and the first (worldwide) space of aggregation and consultation (chamber of deputies).

This text is cited Sept 2003 from the Municipality of Moudros URL below.

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