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Ancient Thyrreion is one of the main cities of Acarnania, whose ruins are preserved in the geographical limits of the village of Agios Vassilios, renamed Thyrreion after the ancient city. Thyrreion is a municipal department of Aktion – Vonitsa Municipality in the Prefecture of Aetoloacarnania. The site of the theatre has been identified as a natural hollow near the modern archaeological museum, but no excavation work has been carried out to date.

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Monument Name

Theatre of Thyrreion

Category

Theatre

Brief Description

Ancient Thyrreion is one of the main cities of Acarnania, whose ruins are preserved in the geographical limits of the village of Agios Vassilios, renamed Thyrreion after the ancient city. Thyrreion is a municipal department of Anaktorio Municipality in the Prefecture of Aetoloacarnania. The site of the theatre has been identified as a natural hollow near the modern archaeological museum, but no excavation work has been carried out to date.

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Documentation - Bibliography

– Noack, AA 31 (1916), 219 – E. Kirsten, Bericht über eine Reise in Aetolien und Akarnanien, AA 56 (1941), 99-119 – E. Kirsten, Colloquium Geographicum 5 (1956), 59 (plan by Noack)

Location

Municipal Department of Thyrreion, Aktion – Vonitsa Municipality, Xiromeros District, Aetoloacarnania Prefecture.

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General Description of Monument

Ancient Thyrreion is one of the main cities of Acarnania, whose ruins are preserved in the geographical limits of the village of Agios Vassilios, renamed Thyrreion after the ancient city. Thyrreion is a municipal department of Anaktorio Municipality in the Prefecture of Aetoloacarnania. The site of the theatre has been identified as a natural hollow near the modern archaeological museum, but no excavation work has been carried out to date.

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