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Acropolis of Orchomenos, Orchomenos. Stamatis Phritzilas (ΛΘ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on excavations conducted on the Acropolis of Orchomenos. Parts of the fortification wall NW of tower 7 were examined. The wall had a surface of large carved blocks and was filled with rubble masonry. A tile was found, inscribed with the initials ΔΑ(ΜΟΣΙΟΥ) (Fig.1).  Parts of public or private buildings were excavated, built on terraces supported by retaining walls which were an adjustment to...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Orchomenos, Kalpaki (anc.), , 
Key-words : Religious building, Altar, Hydraulic installation, Pipe/drain
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Ancient Corinth, Olympia Motorway. Konstantinos Kissas and G. Giannakopoulos (ΛΖ’ ΕΠΚΑ) report on the continuation of the excavation on the Olympia Motorway (kilometric position 1+570 and 1+625), which revealed an extended cemetery dated to Archaic and Roman times. Furthermore, the excavation which had revealed a Mycenaean settlement continued.

Furthermore, the excavation research at the Mycenaean settlement of the kilometric positions 1+690-1+740 was continued. In this...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Korinthos, Corinth, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Cemetery, Tomb, Painting
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Mantilo site, Haradros river, Velvitsi, (private property of Med Frigo PLC) Patra region. Christina Katsarou (ΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the rescue excavation held in Diodorou street, on the W bank of Haradros river. Some buildings were revealed, all belonging to the wider complex of a farmhouse with different chronological phases and some repairs dated in the Roman and Late Roman times, whereas its initial use must have began during the Hellenistic times (Fig. 1).

Building A...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Velvitsamos Potamos, , 
Key-words : Bath, Hydraulic installation, Pipe/drain, Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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12 Syntagmatos Street 80-82 (private property of the Church of Panagia Alexiotissa), Patras. Georgia Alexopoulou (ΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the rescue excavation which took place on the occasion of excavation works for the construction of a building on the aforementioned plot, where ancient tombs were excavated. The excavation was held in the E part of the plot, and five Roman tombs were revealed. An unguentarium was found, which was considered to be dated in the first century BC...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Patra, Patras, Patrai, Patrae, , 
Key-words : Tomb, Bone, Glass
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X. Arapogianni publie les thermes romains fouillés en 1974 à Brexiza. Ce vaste complexe (1440 m2), qui se compose d'un corps principal de 18 pièces et d'une aile Nord de 8 pièces, est lié au sanctuaire d'Isis et fait partie du téménos consacré aux divinités égyptiennes. AE 132 (1993), p....

Operation Type :
 Study
Toponym :
 Marathon, Marathonas, , 
Key-words : Sanctuary, Bath
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Dans les trois terrains qui ont fait l'objet de fouilles d'urgence, en 1989, on a mis au jour respectivement : — dix tombes d'époque hellénistico-romaine, dont deux au moins avaient dû abriter des cercueils, et qui ont notamment livré une tablette en plomb inscrite sur les deux faces ; — huit tombes — d'enfant pour la plupart — que l'indigence de leur mobilier ne permet pas de dater avec précision, et les vestiges de trois pièces dallées de carreaux de terre cuite, qui...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Skala Oropou, , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Production/extraction site, Tomb, Inscription
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B. Pétrakos a poursuivi en 1993 des recherches qui ont porté sur différents secteurs :

— Un petit sanctuaire, vraisemblablement un hérôon, a été mis au jour dans la forteresse (fig. 3) : constitué d'une petite cella à demi couverte et d'une cour avec foyer bordée d'un portique et d'un banc, il a livré, outre la base de torches en bronze votives (cf. BCH 114 [1992], Chron., p. 846), une borne de la cour du Héros Archégète. De construction fruste, il est exclu qu'il...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Rhammonte, Rhamnous, , 
Key-words : Production/extraction site, Sanctuary, Fortifications, Honorific monument
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Kato Alepochori. A large fortification wall (19m long, 3.7m wide) was discovered 130m from the northwest slopes of the acropolis of ancient Pagai (Figs 1-2). The wall is oriented north-south, with a gateway (1.4m wide) protected by a square tower (6.8m x 6.8m). Pottery from the foundations dates it to the Late Archaic and Early Classical periods. A nearby well remained in use from the fourth century AD until the 19th...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Alepochori, Kato Alepochorion, , 
Key-words : Fortifications, Well, Hydraulic installation
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Reports of most recent discoveries

Palaiopanagias Street, Paiania. YPPOA reports on the discovery of a new marble grave monument, discovered during excavations undertaken for the construction of the New Town Hall of Paiania.

This marble monument was erected in an ancient cemetery located SW of Katsoulerthi hill in Paiania. It is preserved in two pieces, depicting two full-length female figures. The woman on the right (the deceased) is depicted sitting with her feet on a footrest, and she wears a chiton and himation....

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Paiania, Liopesi, , 
Key-words : Tomb, Sculpture
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Ancient Olous, Elounda. The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and FORTH report on the fourth year of underwater investigations at the site of ancient Elounda.

The most recent work was in the area of Poros, cleaning sand and vegetation to reveal long structures – possibly the walls of the ancient city or a jetty. It will be necessary to carry out test excavations in this area, because only the upper surface of the masonry is currently visible. These and other structures were...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Sub-Marine
Toponym :
 Elounda, , 
Key-words : Road system/waterway
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Temple of Zeus, Ancient Olympia. The Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia reports on the chance discovery of a bronze bull figurine, which came to light during an inspection of the site. The small figurine was located by Mrs Zacharoula Leventouris near the Temple of Zeus, after one of the horns was seen protruding from the groudn after heavy rains. The figurine was immediately removed and transferred for conservation. According an an initial study, the well-preserved figurine is one of...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction
Toponym :
 Archaia Olympia, , 
Key-words : Figurine, Metal
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Aigai. Angelika Kottaridi (Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia) reports on new discoveries made during the study and maintenance of the large building complex located near the NW gate of the ancient city.

The complex consists of square and rectangular rooms, arranged around a large courtyard. The S part of the E and W wings have so far been revealed. To the E there is a temple-like area with two Doric columns overlooking the courtyard. This building was constructed by the end of the...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction
Toponym :
 Vergina, Veria, Kutles, Aigeai, Aigaia, Aigai, , 
Key-words : Religious building, Altar, Temple, Figurine
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