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Gythium (Gythion) - Port of Ancient Sparta

Gythium (Gythion) - Port of Ancient Sparta Geography Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Film History Social Studies World History

Gythion (also spelled Gytheio, Gythiam or Gythium) was (and is) the port of ancient (and modern) Sparta.  Located about thirty miles (forty km) away, where the mouth of the Gythius River meanders (in a similar direction) from the northwestern section of the Laconian Gulf, the ancient town was damaged by an earthquake.

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Map image online, courtesy Perry Casteñada Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin.

 

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