Neorion (ancient Greece)

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A néôrion (in Ancient Greek, τὸ νεώριον tò néôrion) is a type of classical Greek commemorative monument designed to celebrate a naval victory. It is a long gallery in which a ship is displayed (hence the name), occasionally one of the enemy, in honour of the battle.

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Neorion in Greek is also a term describing a port facility where ship construction and repair takes place (like the famous Neorion areas in Herakleion, Crete, built by the Venetians).

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  • René Ginouvès. Dictionnaire méthodique de l'architecture grecque et romaine, tome III, Espace architecturaux, bâtiments et ensembles Collection de l'École française de Rome 84, EFR - EFA, 1998 ISSN 0223-5099 OCLC 1567346, p. 68.
  • Translated from the French wiki article fr:Néôrion 10 May 2006