Sites & cities that bear the name of Agia Irini

Agia Irini

Today in : Greece
First trace of activity : ca. 22nd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 15th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Αγία Ειρήνη

Description : Agia Irini ( Greek Αγία Ειρήνη) Is an archaeological site from the Bronze Age on the Greek island of Kea , which belongs to the Aegean archipelago of the Cyclades . The settlement was located on a peninsula that is now only 150 m by 80 m in the Agios Nikolaos Bay of Korissia in the north-west of the island. The settlement is named after a chapel that was built in Byzantine times and consecrated to a saint Irene . The oldest detectable foundations on the peninsula fall in epoch II of the early Cycladic period (for the chronological classification see Cycladic culture ). They can be assigned to the Keros-Syros culture . The masonry of this era on the peninsula was already very carefully executed, the walls vertical and smooth. Ceilings could span about 4.50 m without supporting pillars. Agia Irini was until shortly after 2200 BC. Inhabited before here, as in all other places in the Cyclades, the continuity of settlement for unknown reasons and only around the year 2000 BC. Began again. The last finds from this period are attributed to the Kastri culture .

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