Archaeological site of Ancient Kameiros. Rhodes. Greece.
Rhodes. Greece. General view of the archaeological site of Ancient Kameiros, set idyllically on the west coast of Rhodes Island. The ancient city was founded by Althaemenes of Crete and was a thriving Classical Greek city during the 5th century BC; however successive earthquakes led to it being finally abandoned and buried by a massive earthquake 142 BC. Rediscovered in 1859 when villages uncovered a few tombs and the city ruins provide a glimpse of the balance and serenity of urban planning in Hellenistic Greece.
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