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Dikili Tas

Despoina Skoulariki
Source: C.E.T.I.
© Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace
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The prehistoric settlement of Dikili Tas lies on a low hill, two kilometres to the east of Philippi. It was named after an inscribed pedestal of the Roman official C. Vibius Quartus that is preserved at a short way from the site, popularly known as the Large Jar.
The first excavations were carried out at the site in the early 1960s, while systematic research and study of the site has been conducted by the French Archaeological School and the Archaeological Society at Athens since the 1980s.
The excavations brought to light many finds, which are characteristic of the culture of this prehistoric settlement, like anthropomorphic figurines, tools and jewellery that bear witness to the existence of life from the Middle Neolithic Age (5000 4500 BC) to the late Bronze Age (3200 1100 BC). The settlement was inhabited until the Early Iron Age (1059 900 BC), when it was deserted.
The finds of the excavations are now exhibited in the Archaeological Museums of Philippi and Kavala.