Kameiros overview
Other name(s) Camirus
Modern name(s) Kalavarda
Region Aegean
Latitude 36.33640155 N suggest info
Longitude 27.92119093 E
Status Accurate location
Info The ancient city was built on three levels. At the top of the hill was the Acropolis, with the temple complex of Athena Kameiras and the Stoa. A covered reservoir having a capacity of 600 cubic meters of water was constructed about the sixth century BCE. Later, the Stoa was built over the reservoir. The Stoa consisted of two rows of Doric columns with rooms for shops or lodgings in the rear.

The main settlement was on the middle terrace, consisting of a grid of parallel streets and residential blocks. On the lower terrace are found a Doric Temple, probably to Apollo; the Fountain House, with the Agora in front of it; and Peribolos of the Altars, which contained dedications to various deities.

During the prehistoric period the area was inhabited by Mycenaean Greeks. The city itself was founded by the Dorians. The temple foundations were begun at least as early as the eighth century BC. The earthquake of 226 BCE destroyed the city and the temple. The earthquake of 142 BCE destroyed the city for the second time.
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The Acropolis was excavated by Alfred Biliotti and Auguste Salzmann between 1852 and 1864. In 1928 the Italian Archaeological School began a systematic excavation of the area together with restoration work which continued until the end of the Second World War.
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36.336402, 27.921191 === 36.336402 N, 27.921191 E === 36° 20' 11.0" N, 27° 55' 16.3" E
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Database ID 7401, created 1 May 2012, 15:52, Last changed 10 Apr 2023, 01:04