Brill’s New Pauly

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Mycenaean culture and archaeology

Neolithic hilltop settlement about 5 km to the east of Volos/ Iolcus (Thessaly), half way to  Sesklo, whose key ranking in this region it assumed in the late Neolithic (1st half of the 5th millennium BC).

The excavation by V. Stais in 1901 conformed to the expectations of the time: a fortification surrounded by several walls with a  megaron in the centre. The publication of the excavation by Ch. Tsountas [4] created a paradigm that placed fortifications and megara chronologically before  Troy…

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Hiesel, Gerhard (Freiburg), “Dimini”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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