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Temple of Athena at Emporio
  

Excavations on the hill of Prophet Elias , brought to light an archaic settlement, including a walled acropolis with Megaron and Temple of Athena, and the houses around it, as well as a sanctuary close to the harbor. It’s name probably was Lefkonion. The acropolis was fortified and the rampart, approximately 800m. (nowadays only visible in places), enclosed an area of 25.000 sq. meters.
 
The entrance was at the south edge of the west face, close to the Megaron and the temple. In the southern section of the acropolis was a sanctuary, already built in the 8th century BC. An irregularly built altar of rectangular blocks dates from the 7th century BC. The temple was dedicated to Athena and was built at the 6th century BC and replacements and additions were made at the 4th century BC.
Northeastern of the temple there is the Megaron, overlooking the temple, the entrance of the acropolis and the main road leading down to the hillside. It is an early structure going back to the 8th or 7th century BC, and was probably the residence of the ruler.
 
Outside the acropolis is the main settlement of over 50 houses, in which some 500 people lived. There were probably more houses that have not yet been located.
In addition to architectural members and some sculpted fragments, a host of vases, figurines, jewelry and other minor objects were brought to light in the excavations of the British School and are housed at the Archaeological Museum of Chios.


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