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An unknown ancient city is brought to light

Archaeologists in Serres have unearthed traces of life in an area that flourished in Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman times. In the past two years, the 28th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities has discovered many settlements, temples and cemeteries formerly known only from sources. At Neo Skopo they found Verghi, an important commercial city that was a passage to the Thracian hinterland in the Archaic era. At Gazoro, they turned up a Hellenistic and Roman settlement, while at Sidirokastro they found a temple to Apollo, the nymphs and the god Pan. Their finds will be presented at the 20th Archaeological Congress on digs in Macedonia and Thrace, starting Thursday at the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum.