Sant Martí d'Empúries
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Church of Sant Martí Empúries
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Sant Martí d'Empúries is an entity of the town of L'Escala. It is located next to the ruins of Empúries or Empòrion. Ancient Greeks established the settlement in the 6th century BC. It was the county seat until 1079 Empúries moved to Castelló d'Empúries place less exposed to attack.
It was an inhabited place since the arrival of Greeks from Phocaea in the 6th century BC. Greeks established a settlement there called it, Kypsela (Greek: Κύψελα). At the ancient times there is a possibility that there was a temple of Artemis on the island.
- Mierse, William E. (November 1999). Temples and Towns in Roman Iberia: The Social and Architectural Dynamics of Sanctuary Designs, from the Third Century B.C. to the Third Century A.D. University of California Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0520203778.
- Sant Martí d'Empúries Parish. (in English) (in French) (in Spanish) (in Catalan)