Housing in New Halos: A Hellenistic Town in Thessaly, Greece (Hardback)
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Short Description for Housing in New Halos The Hellenistic city of New Halos existed for only a short time before being destroyed by an earthquake. This book presents the details of six excavated New Halos homes, and gives a view of Hellenistic housing.
- Published: 01 June 2003
- Format: Hardback 342 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789058095404 ISBN 10: 9058095401
Full description for Housing in New Halos
The Hellenistic city of New Halos, situated on the coastal route between North and Central Greece, existed for only a short period (ca 302-265 BC) before being destroyed by an earthquake and finally abandoned. The city's original ninety-thousand inhabitants lived in modest houses in the lower town, six of which have been excavated. This book presents the plans of these six houses, detailing the arrangement of living quarters, storage rooms and courtyards, as well as analyzing numerous artifacts, most of which were found in-situ. This volume contributes greatly to our knowledge of cities in Hellenistic Greece. The house plans and artifacts from the excavations (including agricultural equipment, animal remains, storage jars, kitchen ware, figurines, jewellery and coins) give a unique view of housing around 265 BC.