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Ancient Corinth (Corinthia)

αρχαια ΚορινθοςAncient Corinth with its key position was inhabited in the Neolithic times (5000-3000 B.C). Its prime began in the 8th century B.C. and went on till its destruction by the Roman general Mommius in 146 B.C. An important sample of the city’s prime is the Dorian temple of Apollo built in 550 B.C. The city was colonized again in 44 B.C. and developed once again. In 51-52 A.D. Apostle Paul visited Corinth. South of the temple of Apollo is the city centre with shops, small temples, fountains, a bath and other public buildings. In 267 A.D., after the invasion of the Heroulians, the city began to decline. However it managed to survive, despite the repeated destructions and invasions, until the War of Independence liberated it from the Turks in 1822. The findings from the excavations are displayed at the Archaeological Museum of ancient Corinth.

 

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