It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Help ATS via PayPal:
learn more

Ruins of Ancient Greek City Found on Mount Pindos

page: 1

log in


posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 05:02 AM
Ruins of Ancient Greek City Found on Mount Pindos

Archaeologists were stunned to find the ruins of an unknown ancient city which dates back to the 4th century BC, at an altitude of 1,200 meters on the Greek mountain of Pindos. It is believed to be the highest archaeological excavation in Greece

Some fragments of inscriptions which were found near the area of Kastri include the Greek letters “ΙΕΡ…” (ιερό/iero=sacred place) and have led archaeologists to believe that this might have been a very important place for the ancient Macedonians, filled with temples and places of worship. The exact name of this city is yet unknown.

“Even though the findings are many and are very important, we still are unable to find the name of this city and of the God it worshipped. However, the rest of the evidence, including its geographical location and the findings, even the heyday of its acropolis towards the end of the 4th century BC, prove the importance of this city’s historical frame in the ancient Macedonian kingdom” noted the head of this excavation Mrs Stella Drougou.

It's always good to read about new discoveries and finds.

This just proves that there are plenty of locations [that are seemingly well known] yet, discoveries are still to be found which bring us new insight into our past and where we came from and that we don't know all there is to know about our heritage.

I'll keep on-top of this and *another site [Which hasn't been mentioned here yet] and post more info as it becomes available.

As Always
Stay tuned...

edit on 27-11-2015 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 05:07 AM
Awesome find, this is the reason I came here in the first place. The earth holds the knowledge of our past, we just have to find it.

posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 05:11 AM
Awesome find, you think we've found everything & yet the earth reveals more secrets & stuns us with these hiden gems!
edit on 27-11-2015 by MegaSpace because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 05:33 AM
Nice! It's destruction, which evidence suggests was violent and conclusive, dates from around the fall of Philip V of Macedonia and the incursion of Roman territorialism into the region. It's a fascinating area by the looks of it, and the Pindus is referred to as the "Spine of Greece". Travelling along that spine takes you onto the Dinaric Alps, giving access to the entire Balkans region.

Ruins of fortresses dot the mountainous landscape, evidence of centuries of war and the refuge the Dinaric Alps have provided to various armed forces. During the Roman period, the Dinarides provided shelter to the Illyrians resisting Roman conquest of the Balkans, which began with the conquest of the eastern Adriatic coast in the 3rd century BC. Rome conquered the whole of Illyria in 168 BC, but these mountains sheltered Illyrian resistance forces for many years until the area's complete subjugation by 14 AD. More recently, the Ottoman Empire failed to fully subjugate the mountainous areas of Montenegro. In the 20th century, too, the mountains provided favourable terrain for guerrilla warfare, with Yugoslav Partisans organising one of the most successful Allied resistance movements of World War II.

Having been lucky enough to walk the sacred path up Mount Dicte on Crete, a further extension of this mountain range, I can understand why such places were held as sacred, and why in some cases, like this site on Mount Pindus, they were fortified in order to preserve the sanctuary that these places had offered for thousands and thousands of years, from wave after wave of incursions, and also, sometimes, from the harshness of the environment and natural world.

top topics

log in