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Parco Archeologico Laos

Parco Archeologico Laos

Testament of Greek presence in the area

  • Author: redazione
  • Date Posted: Oct 24, 2016
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  • Address: Via degli Scavi, Santa Maria del Cedro

This open air museum lies in Via degli Schiavo 20, in Santa Maria del Cedro. When in 510. C. Greek settlers known as Sibariti were defeated by Crotonian decided to abandon their home on the Ionian coast to find shelter in the Alto Tirreno Cosentino.

This is how Laos, one of the first Greek enclaves on the west coast of Calabria, has been founded.

The importance of Laos from an archaeological point of view (in 1994 has been opened an archeological park in situ) lies in its being a good resource for understanding the urban organization of the Hellenistic period (diagram of orthogonal streets, system water channeling).

Laos very important because it offers us interesting insights that make us able to understand how  the process of integration among the peoples who inhabited the Calabria in general and the High Tyrrhenian coast in particular developed.