WHS containing locations which are internationally described (i.e Not merely in the Greek language) as being "Acropoleis". ".. from akros or akron, "highest", "topmost", "outermost" and polis, "city"; plural in English: acropoles, acropoleis or acropolises) is a settlement, especially a citadel, built upon an area of elevated ground - frequently a hill with precipitous sides, chosen for purposes of defense. In many parts of the world, acropoleis became the nuclei of large cities of classical antiquity .......The word acropolis literally means in Greek "upper city," and though associated primarily with the Greek cities ......may be applied generically to all such citadels" (Wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Archaeological site of Philippi "The walls of the acropolis and the city date to the 4th century BCE period of the Macedonian King Phillip II and were extensively repaired during the Byzantine period" (AB eval)
Biblical Tells Megiddo - "Megiddo is a massive site, the core of which, the Tel Megiddo acropolis, is under excavation by The Megiddo Expedition of Tel Aviv University Institute of Archaeology"
Butrint "The acropolis was erected on a hill on the bank of a lake Butrint (or lake Bouthrotum). The first extension of the 7th century BC acropolis occurred during the 5th century BC. (...) The acropolis of Bouthrotum was protected by three circuit walls." (wiki)
Great Zimbabwe "This acropolis is generally considered a "royal city""(AB ev)
Ibiza emerges like an acropolis standing on a headland facing the sea (AB ev)
Incense Route of the Negev Oboda - "Before the end of the 1st century BCE a temple platform (the acropolis) was created along the western edge of the plateau" (wiki)
Mycenae and Tiryns "Mycenae, an acropolis site, was continuously inhabited from the Early Neolithic" (Wiki) Tiryns see link
Pergamon "The acropolis remained as Pergamon’s crown while the city developed on the lower slopes" (OUV)
Susa The Acropolis contains the most ancient evidence of settlement and was probably the core of Proto-Elamite Susa. (AB ev)
Thessalonika The Thessaloniki Acropolis lies in the northeastern and highest point of the city, just beyond Vlatadon Monastery and inside the northen wall of the city
Tikal National Park The "North Acropolis"


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