Locri, RC

Archaeologic Park of Epizephyrian

The ancient colony of Lokroi Epizephyrioi was founded soon after Kroton in 709 B.C. Epizephyrian Locris was among the most important cities of Magna Graecia and was the birthplace of Zaleucus, the author of the first law code containing the relative punishments, and of Nossis, inspired by Sappho and the main woman poet of Magna Graecia. The large Archaeologic Park of Epizephyrian Locris accompanies the visitors through 4000 years of history, from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. The most ancient evidences, prior to colonization, are attributable to the Bronze and Iron Ages. Later ruins come from the Greek city: walls, sanctuaries, civil buildings. Recent digging unearthed works of Roman and Late Antique Ages, the latest of which date back to the 7th century B.C. The Archaeological Park was opened in 2006 and is located 4 km south of the modern center of Locri. The entrance is on the National Road 106 Ionica. It is an open-space museum created to give value to the huge archaeological heritage of the site by implementing theme tours and the use of educational materials.



 


 
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