Chronique des fouilles en ligne - AGO
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À Kirrha, la première année d’un nouveau programme quinquennal dirigé par R. Orgeolet (Université d’Aix-Marseille) a eu pour objectifs principaux de poursuivre les fouilles franco-grecques (2008-2015) de l’habitat helladique et d’achever la mission géomorphologique. Les sept opérations réalisées sont cartographiées en fig. 1. Au sein de l’habitat (opération n° 1), on a révélé un système de récupération et d’évacuation des eaux de pluie (HR III), des vestiges...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Kirra, Cirrha, Kirrha, Adrastea, Xeropigado, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Cemetery, Fortifications, Tomb
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À Kition, la mission française, dirigée par Sabine Fourrier (HiSoMa/CNRS), a mené en octobre 2019 une fouille limitée, sur le site du Mound. Localisé dans la partie Sud de la ville, dans un quartier aujourd’hui partiellement construit délimité au Nord par le boulevard Grivas Digenis et au Sud par l’église de la Phaneromeni, le site a l’aspect d’une petite colline arborée, bordée sur son flanc Ouest par un profond fossé (Fig. 1). L’éminence, qui se dresse à une...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Kition Citium Kitium, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Fortifications
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Loutropoli. Maria Giannopoulou (ΚΣΤ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of a section of wall, running EW at 0.20m below the road surface. Measuring 6.20m and 0.60m high, the wall appeared to extend beyond the boundaries of the trench, and was made from large conglomerate stones. The trench fill contained ceramics of the late Roman and Byzantine periods, glass fragments, bones, shells, charcoal, and a clay...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 LOUTROPOLI METHANON, , 
Key-words : Wood, Material Type, Bone, Glass
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Taktikoupoli, Irrigation network of S Lazaros (land belonging to B. Stavros). Maria Giannopoulou (ΚΣΤ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of a tiled-roof grave, measuring 1.32m x 0.55m, with a maximum depth of 1.10m. The grave was oriented NS, and covered with three Laconian types of which the northern most and middle tile were inscribed with the letter A (Fig. 1). A skeleton was present whose head was at the south of the grave, and a salt shaker painted black and dating to the second half...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 TAKTIKOUPOLI, , 
Key-words : Inscription, Architectural terracotta, Bone
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En 2005 et 2006, les fouilles et les travaux de restauration, au théâtre notamment, se sont poursuivis en différents endroits de la cité antique de Messène, sous la direction de P. Thémélis. Théâtre. — Les gradins épars ont été soigneusement relevés ; du sol de l'orchestra du IIe s. apr. J.-C. ont été retrouvés des éléments du dallage en marbre ; les grandes dalles en pierres du caniveau qui l’encerclait étaient percées de trous carrés pour recevoir des poteaux en...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Messini, Messène, , 
Key-words : Public building, Theatre, Stoa, Entertainment venue
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Dans la région de Vathy, à Astypalaia, A. Vlachopoulos (Société archéologique d'Athènes/Université de Ioannina) a poursuivi en 2015 ses recherches à l’extrémité de la péninsule de Pyrgos, appelée Elliniko, où s’est installé un habitat du IIIe millénaire av. J.-C. (fig. 1). Le nettoyage de la structure K16 s’est poursuivi : la mer avait détruit le reste du dallage et fait apparaître des tessons de céramique du Néolithique Final et du Protocycladique, ainsi que quelques...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Vathy, , 
Key-words : Peribolos, Tomb, Tools/weapons, Stone
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À Astypalaia, A. Vlachopoulos (Société archéologique et Université de Ioannina) a poursuivi en 2017 ses recherches sur le site de Vathy. Une micro-fouille de l’enchytrisme a été menée en laboratoire et a révélé la présence d’une lame d’obsidienne, d’un coquillage et d’un petit grattoir en pierre. Sur la côte orientale de la péninsule de Vathy, l’exploration a concerné le secteur Π 17 après la découverte d’une amulette en marbre : une meule en pierre, des lames...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Vathy, , 
Key-words : Fortifications, Religious building, Basilica, Mosaic
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Hydra, Islet of Agios Georgios. Maria Giannopoulou (ΚΣΤ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on a number of discoveries from the islet of Agios Georgios, found during work undertaken for the creation of a new wind farm. There are various standing remains throughout the islet (buildings, graves, walls, fortifications), all of which require further archaeological work and study (Fig. 1).

At the intersection of the main road on the SE of the islet, a monumental grave was found with Early Cycladic...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Hydra, , 
Key-words : Fortifications, Tomb, Lamp, Bone
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Reports of most recent discoveries

Koutroulou Magoula. The Koutroulou Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnographic Project completed its tenth season in 2019. The tell site in the region of the village of Vardali, near Neo Monastiri, has an area of about 3.7ha and stands 6.6m above the surrounding plain. The site was a settlement founded in the Middle Neolithic (6000-5800 BC), also used for burials in the Late Bronze Age (15th-14th c. BC) and in the 12th c. AD. Among this year’s discoveries completion of the uncovering of an...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Neo Monastiri, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Figurine, Hearth/Kiln/Oven, Cemetery
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Antikythera. Angeliki G. Simosi (Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea) reports on research undertaken in October 2019 on the shipwreck of Antikythera.

Excavation followed the initial identification and consolidation of the shipwreck in September 2017. Five sacks of sand obtained from previous excavation seasons were also processed this year, and bones, olive kernels, copper nails, and a bronze ring were found during screening.

In addition, a ceramic vessel measuring...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Sub-Marine
Toponym :
 Antikythira, , 
Key-words : Wreck, Wood, Material Type, Plant remains
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Avlemonas, Kythera. Dr Dimitis Kourkoumeli (Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities) reports on the 2019 excavations of the Mentor shipwreck, at Avlemonas on Kythera. The Mentor sank after colliding with rocks outside Alvemonas port in September 1802. Its principal cargo consisted of 17 crates of antiquities packed by Lord Elgin’s team, and these were recovered almost immediately after the vessel sank.

This year’s excavation was conducted between 27 August – 15 September, and...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Sub-Marine
Toponym :
 AvlemonAS, Avlemon, Ag. Nicolaos, , 
Key-words : Wreck, Dress and personal ornament, Wood, Metal
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Nemea, Aidonia. Two new unrobbed chamber tombs dating to the Late Mycenaean, palatial period (c. 1400-1200 BC) were uncovered during the systematic programme of investigation of the EfA Korinthia in the Mycenaean cemetery of Aidonia Nemeas. The first, whose roof was intact, contained 2 primary burials and repositioned bones from a further 14 individuals. The second tomb did not preserve its roof, which showed collapses already within the Mycenaean period, within and above which were identified...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Aidonia, Botsika (JO206/1927), , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Tomb, Figurine, Tools/weapons
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