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Zagora
(473 words)

[German version]

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Dark Ages

Early Iron Age settlement (9th-8th cents. BC) on the western coast of the island of Andros, on a limestone massif rising steeply out of the sea, protected on three sides by cliffs; only a col in the northwest, connecting the high plateau with the island, had to be fortified with a strong embankment and a wall (late Geometric/8th cent. BC). The place of settlement was probably chosen on strategic grounds, since the plateau is exposed to strong north winds and possesses no natural sources of water.

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Janje, Kristina (Tübingen), “Zagora”, 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 21 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12214280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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