The Archaic-Classical Settlement and the Sepulchre Street

The Archaic-Classical Settlement and the Sepulchre Street (HM2667)

Location: , İzmir 35920 Selçuk
Country: Turkey
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N 37° 56.379', E 27° 20.442'

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In the 8th century B.C. a village settlement was founded at the bay where the sea reached up to the Roman-period West Gate of the Agora; this settlement is probably Smyrna, attested in literature. Excavations in the western part of the Agora have revealed five architectural phases of residences: initially single-room, rectangular or oval houses developed over time into complexes with numerous rooms and inner courtyards. In the mid-6th century the coastal part of the settlement was abandoned due to the rising sea level.

Still in the 6th century a pottery kiln was built into the ruins; also an industrial enterprise existed here from mid-5th till the early 4th century B.C.

Under the eastern part of the Agora lies a graveyard from the 6th-4th centuries B.C. which expanded along the road that went through the dale between the two mountains of the town; reaching the later South Gate, it divided and its two branches ran along the shoreline.
HM NumberHM2667
Placed ByRepublic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute
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Date Added Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)26S E 470062 N 4199173
Decimal Degrees37.93965000, 27.34070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 56.379', E 27° 20.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 56' 22.7400" N, 27° 20' 26.5200" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Efes Harabeleri, İzmir 35920, TR
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