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Archaeological Site of Ancient Mantineia

Last Update: Aug 2009
Archaeological site, Cultural heritage MANTINIA , ARCADIA , GREECE

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Archaeological Site of Ancient Mantineia - Overview

  The town of ancient Mantineia with its walls, towers, agora, theatre and the rest public buildings, was founded at the plain of Mantineia in Geometric and Archaic period, while in prehistoric times it was situated on the acropolis "Gortsouli". There, prehistoric structures and quite important sanctuaries of historic times, have been revealed. In Roman period the site was called "Antigoneia".
   Today the site in its full extent has been officially recognised state property and archaeological area. Systematic excavations at Mantineia were conducted by the French Archaeological School At Athens, at the beginning of the century. They revealed the ancient theatre, dated to the end of the 4th century B.C., the Bouleuterion and the Agora of Hellenistic and Roman date. Quite recently, excavations conducted by the Greek Archaeological Service under the direction of Dr. Th. Karagiorga and Dr. Th. Spyropoulos on the sites of "Gortsouli" and " Tripehi", brought into light sanctuaries of historic period.

  The most important monuments of the site are:
•The ancient theatre of Early Hellenistic date (4th/3d century B.C.).
•The Bouleuterion
• Remains of the ancient Agora with sanctuaries of Podaris.
•Baths of Roman date.

Archaeological Site of Ancient Mantineia - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 2710 225243, Fax: 2710 242227
    39th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Tripoli

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Archaeological site

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Visiting Information • Free admission • Site always open
Ancient city  
Ancient monuments • Stoas • Walls / Classical period, 480-323 BC • Bouleuterion • Theatre / Classical period, 480-323 BC / Roman period, 31 BC-AD 324 • Temples / Archaic period, 700-480 BC / Classical period, 480-323 BC
Ancient agora  
Ancient sanctuary • Sanctuary of Artemis • Sanctuary of Hera

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