THEBES

Thousands of years of Greek history cover the towns and the places of the area around the two roads from Athens to Lamia.

Thebes, the once-powerful city-state that fell along with Athens in the battle of Chaeronea in the 4th century B.C., has little to show of its past glory and wealth. The remains of a Mycenaean palace can be seen in Pindar Street and near the Museum the ruins of a Medieval castle.

The prehistoric city and palace of Cadmus, founder of Thebes, lie on a hill outside the town.
Here were found tablets of “Linear B” and seals of the 14th century B.C.

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  1. Thebes was once one of the most important cities, because majority of people went there to trade with all kind of goods. It was like a big market place, and every thing you need could be once found in Thebes. From spices, like pepper, which was once rare, and it costed almost as much as gold, to the myths about Hercules, demigod, who saved Thebes more than once. Today, this city is barely visited, because, there is not much to see, never the less, Thebes will remain to be known by its past, and main town in ancient Greece.

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