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Informations générales
Numéro de notice 6501
Année de l'opération 2017
Date de modification 2018-08-27
Nature de l'opération Fouille - Programmée
Fiche(s) associée(s) 2006 - 2015 - 2017
Notice

Thermos. I. Papapostolou (ASA) reports on continued excavation in 2016 and 2017 of the 2 monumental staircases behind the E stoa of the Sanctuary of Apollo.  The staircases were approached through 2 monumental gateways opening from the back wall of the stoa.  The N gateway (width 4.40m) had 2 poros piers, of which the lower part was preserved, while the much wider (7.00m) S gateway also had poros piers, but its lintel was also supported by 2 pillars because of its width.  The space between the gateway (neither of which had door leaves) and the staircases was paved.  The recent uncovering of the SE retaining-wall of the agora (investigated by G. Sotiriadis in 1901-1902) explains the orientation of the S staircase, which led to the terrace supported by the retaining-wall.  A first determination suggests that the staircases went out of use in the mid-2nd c. BC at the same time that the buildings of the agora were destroyed.

A short period of excavation in 2017, restricted by modern construction, allowed the preparation of a new plan (Fig. 2) of part of the stoa and its relation to the 2 staircases.

Mots-clés Édifice Public - Espace public - Pierre - Revêtements (mur et sol) - Sanctuaire - Stoa
Chronologie Antiquité - Hellénistique
Bibliographie
Référence bibliographique Ergon (2016), 24; Ergon (2017), 35.
Auteur de la notice John BENNET
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