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Cave of Sarakenos

      Σπήλαιο Σαρακηνού (8/4/2011 v.1) Cave of Sarakenos (8/4/2011 v.1)
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Author(s) : Sampson Adamantios (1/11/2011)
Translation : Koutras Nikolaos

For citation: Sampson Adamantios, "Cave of Sarakenos",
Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World, Boeotia

URL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=13074>

 
 

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The cave of Sarakenos is the most important among the hundreds of small and larger caves and rock shelters found in the area of Copais. It was not affected by the fluctuations of the now reclaimed lake, for it is situated at an altitude of 190 m, 100 m above the modern plain of Copais. It is a large cave, extending over 3,000 m2 with a sizeable, luminous entrance and could have been used as a dwelling, storage area, burial ground and so forth. It was initially excavated by Th. Spylopoulos; excavations today are carried out by A. Sampson. The cave was in use from the Palaeolithic to the Middle Helladic period and has yielded a plethora of Neolithic figurines.

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Boeotia

Geographical Location

Copais basin, Akraiphnio

Other Names

Cave of Sarakino

 
 
 

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