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by Archaeology Newsroom

Everyday Life in Neolithic Makri and in Ancient Mesimvria

Herodotus, the father of History, already stresses in the fifth century B.C. the particular historical and cultural importance of ancient Thrace, when he remarks that “the nation of the Thracians is greatest”, which today has become obvious thanks to the relevant archaeological discoveries in the area. The great number of archaeological finds that Makri and Mesimvria-Zoni, two distinguished sites in this area, have yielded made possible the reconstruction of everyday life in the Prehistoric age and in the classical and Hellenistic periods in such sectors as the building of houses, the organization of space and town- planning, cult and religion, the various occupations of the inhabitants, the burial practices etc.