Sites & cities that bear the name of Sane


Today in : Greece
First trace of activity : ca. 7th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3rd century B.C.E
Recorded names : Σάνη, Uranopolis, Ouranopolis, Οὐρανόπολις

Description : Sane (Greek: Σάνη) was an ancient Greek city in the Acte headland (Mount Athos) of Chalcidice, situated upon the low, undulating ground, forming the isthmus which connects the peninsula of Acte with Chalcidice. It was founded by Andrians in the 7th century BCE. The ruins of the ancient city were found in the 21st century. Sane in Acte (or Athos) is mentioned by Herodotus in reference to the march of Xerxes I in Thrace, during the Second Persian invasion of Greece. Some writers associate Sane with the later Uranopolis; Sane is located near modern Trypiti. Uranopolis or Ouranopolis (Ancient Greek: Οὐρανόπολις) was a city in the Chalcidice in ancient Macedonia, allegedly founded by Alexarchus, brother of king Cassander of Macedonia. Uranopolis was the site of a mint in the Kingdom of Thrace. Coins of Uranopolis are known for displaying Athena or the Muse Aphrodite Urania, the muse of astronomy, sitting on a globe. The globe represents the Celestial Sphere. It is a common misunderstanding that the globe represents the earth and that this is the first known depiction of the earth in its actual shape. As Pliny the Elder does not mention Sane in his list of towns of Acte (modern Mount Athos), some consider that Uranopolis occupied its site.

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