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Beach at Cape Artemisium. Magnesia in the distance.

Artemisium or Artemision (Greek) is a cape in northern Euboea, Greece. The legendary hollow cast bronze statue of Zeus, or possibly Poseidon, known as the Artemision Bronze, was found off this cape in a sunken ship,[1][2] as was the Jockey of Artemision, a bronze statue of a racehorse and its jockey.

The Battle of Artemisium, a series of naval engagements over three days during the second Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC, simultaneously with the more famous land battle at Battle of Thermopylae, took place here. The film 300: Rise of an Empire was loosely based on this historic battle.

See also


  1. ^ Woodford, Susan. (1982) The Art of Greece and Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 15. ISBN 0521298733
  2. ^ "Greek Statues.: From the Sea". Morning Bulletin (20303). Queensland, Australia. 11 December 1929. p. 3. Retrieved 2019 – via National Library of Australia.

Coordinates: 39°0?45?N 23°13?37?E / 39.01250°N 23.22694°E / 39.01250; 23.22694

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