means "highest city" in Greek.
hese are the archaeological sites parched upon animpressive rock
Area: 86 sq. km
or purposes of defense, early people naturally choseelevated ground to build a new settlement, frequently a hillwith precipitous sides.
n many parts of the world, these earlyacropolisbecamethe nuclei of large cities, which grew up on the surroundinglower ground, such as modern
,Greekin origin, associated primarily withtheGreekcitiesAthens,Argos,