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Map of Assiros, Thessaloniki

Assiros (Greek: Άσσηρος, formerly Guvesne, Bulgarian: Гроздово, Grozdovo) is a village and a former municipality in the Thessaloniki peripheral unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lagkadas, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Population 3,861 (2001).


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Assiros is named after an ancient city in the region. In the past it was also known as Gvos or Gkvos. The village of Assiros was destryoed by an earthquake in June 1902. The village has a folklore museum.

The archaeological site of Assiros Toumba, a 4000 yr old settlement mound, is located within the territory of modern Assiros. Excavation between 1975 and 1989 at this site has made a major contribution to understanding the nature of settlement, society, economy and material culture in prehistoric Macedonia. In addition a combination of radiocarbon and dendrochronological research on building timbers recovered from the site has provided one of the few accurate dates for the transition from Bronze to Iron Age in the Aegean area c. 1070 BC.

The municipality is divided in

Related

Earthquake: Assiros-Analipsi Fault

See also

Toumba
References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

Assiros Project web pages
Thracians and Mycenaeans: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress[1]
The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe by Barry W. Cunliffe[2]
Urbanism in the Aegean Bronze Age by Keith Branigan[3]
Official site of the Demos (Municipality) of Assiros
Catalogue of archaeological sites in the Demos of Assiros

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