View of the ancient Kastro of Kallithea

View of the ancient Kastro of Kallithea

In September 2010, the archaeological exhibition “Visualization of a City-The Ancient Kastro of Kallithea»At the University of Alberta (Canada). In the past year, after the municipality of Farsalia and the University worked together, the material was transferred to the municipality to carry out a permanent exhibition.

This exhibition open at the Cultural Center of the city, details the most important findings of the study carried out in the Kastro of Kallithea. The exhibition shows 3D models and photographs that show the most important results of the field work carried out to date.

The Archaeological Project in the Kastro of Kallithea Its objective is to study the great social and economic changes and it is integrated by the University of Alberga and the Ephorate 15 of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Larissa in Greece. The team has focused on the fortified Hellenistic city in the Achaia Phthiotis area of ​​Thessaly.

In it, architecture is studied to its political and economic context by exploring interactions between homes and their relations with the outside. The project was started in 2004 And since then every year a team of Greek and Canadian archaeologists join their initiative and work to carry out the study of the area.

The city is located on the top of a hill of 618 meters of altitude, its surface is limited by the walls that come to gather in its interior some 34 hectares and dates from approximately the third century BC. Its eastern plateau is occupied by an acropolis belonging to the Late Classic period, 4th century BC.

The place now known as Kastro it has hardly any documentation, only two inscriptions found in Delphi that relate a dispute over the territory between four cities in the area. There is a strong possibility that the site being excavated corresponds to Peuma, one of the cities mentioned and known for minting coins, but it would then be strange since of the 40 coins found only one corresponds to that city.

The city is in a good state of conservation and its remains must have been visible for centuries.

I was born in Madrid on August 27, 1988 and since then I started a work of which there is no example. Fascinated by both numbers and letters and a lover of the unknown, that is why I am a future graduate in Economics and Journalism, interested in understanding life and the forces that have shaped it. Everything is easier, more useful and more exciting if, with a look at our past, we can improve our future and for that… History.

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