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Dans la région autour et au Sud de Styra, Karl Reber, Aggeliki Simossi, Maria Chidiroglou, Chloé Chezeaux et Jérôme André (ESAG / Éphorie des antiquités d’Eubée) ont mené en 2021 une recherche sur les « maisons des dragons », les Drakospita. En 2021, les recherches ont porté sur le drakospito d’Ilkizès, qui avait été documenté en 2020, et celui de Palli Lakka. Dans le drakospito d’Ilkizès, on a ouvert des sondages à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur du...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Nea Styra, , 
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Dans la région entre Érétrie et Amarynthos, Sylvian Fachard et Aggeliki Simossi (ESAG / Éphorie des antiquités d’Eubée) ont mené en 2021 une première campagne de prospection afin de mieux comprendre l’insertion du sanctuaire d’Artémis dans le paysage antique (fig. 1). Le projet comporte deux volets : l’évolution de l’occupation humaine entre l’Age du Bronze et la période byzantine d’une part et le sanctuaire d’Artémis de manière plus spécifique d’autre...

Operation Type :
 Survey
Toponym :
 Érétrie, Eretria, Nea Psara (124/1960), , 
Key-words : Sanctuary, Territory, Road system/waterway, Tomb
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Sur le site d’Amarynthos en Eubée, Sylvian Fachard (ESAG) et Aggeliki Simossi (Éphorie des Antiquités d’Eubée) ont poursuivi en 2021 le programme de fouilles du sanctuaire d’Artémis Amarysia (fig. 1). Les nouvelles recherches s’inscrivent dans un nouveau quinquennal et portent sur les phases anciennes du site, à savoir l’occupation préhistorique sur la colline de Palaioekklisies et sur la fouille des vestiges géométriques et archaïques du sanctuaire, afin de mieux comprendre...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Amarynthos, Kato Vathia (151/1914), , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Sanctuary, Residence, Tomb
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À Kythnos, A. Mazarakis-Ainian (Université de Thessalie) a mené en 2021 une nouvelle campagne de fouilles en collaboration avec D. Athanassoulis (Éphorie des antiquités des Cyclades), sur le site de Vryokastro où se situent les vestiges de la ville antique de Kythnos, occupée pour la première fois au Cycladique Ancien (IIIe millénaire) et par la suite du XIIe s. av. J.-C. au VIIe s. apr. J.-C. La recherche s’est concentrée en 2021 sur certains édifices situés sur l’acropole de...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Kythnos, Vryokastro, Kythnos antique, Ancient Kythnos, , 
Key-words : Sanctuary, Religious building, Basilica, Temple
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Latest reports updated

Heraklion - 9 M. Mousourou Street (property of N.-D.-A. Xylouri- M. Domalaki). Liana Starida, Eleni Kanaki, Periandros Epitropakis, Z. Aletras, Ch. Mpilmezi and N. Marnellou (13th EBA) report that trial trenching was conducted at the property in 9 M. Mousourou street in Herakleion. Prior to the excavation, the demolition of a two-storey house has taken place. In trench 1 a stone wall as well as two undecorated pot sherds, one later than the other and another with buff slip and glazing. In...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Iraklion, Irakleion, Herakleion, Candie, Candia, Khandax, Megalokastron, , 
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Heraklion - 6 Aretousas Street (property of K. and E. Safeti-K. Petalaki). Liana Starida, Eleni Kanaki, Periandros Epitropakis, Z. Aletras, Ch. Mpilmezi and N. Marnellou (13th EBA) report that during February and March 2007 the property in 6 Aretousas Street in Herakleion was investigated.

A wall (wall I) was visible since the beginning of the research at the NW side of the property. During the removal of the surface layer a small amount of pottery dating from the Late Ottoman...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Iraklion, Irakleion, Herakleion, Candie, Candia, Khandax, Megalokastron, , 
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Ioannina - 64 Andronikou Palaiologou Street (plot of P. Brachantini). Nikos Choinas and Georgia Pliakou (IB’ ΕΠΚΑ) report on the discovery of ancient building remains within the Kastro of Ioannina.

To the W of the plot, two walls were found which had been broken or cut in the Byzantine period. Inside the space defined by the walls an ancient well was found (Fig. 2) with an internal diameter of 0.75-0.80m which gradually increased at its lowest levels (depth 1.30-1.40m) to...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Ioannina, , 
Key-words : Hydraulic installation, Well
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Heraklion - 5 Viannou Street (Fanourgiaki property). Liana Starida, Eleni Kanaki, Periandros Epitropakis, Z. Aletras, Ch. Mpilmezi and N. Marnellou (13th EBA) report that on the E part of the property a trench was opened, however no finds were found. A basement was removed from the NW part of the plot, to allow the investigations in trench 2. Once again as well as in trenches 3 and 4 neither pottery of any other type of finds were discovered. [Entry created by C....

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Iraklion, Irakleion, Herakleion, Candie, Candia, Khandax, Megalokastron, , 
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Reports of most recent discoveries

Antikythera. A. Simosi (Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea) and L. Baumer (ESAG / University of Geneva) report on discoveries from the second year of a five-year research programme on the wreck of Antikythera. Research was undertaken 23 May – 15 June 2022.

The season began with the lifting of massive rocks weighing several tonnes, which had previously been covering the shipwreck.

Among the new discoveries were a marble statue base with the bare lower limbs of a...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Sub-Marine
Toponym :
 Antikythera, , 
Key-words : Sculpture, Wood, Metal, Bone
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Salamis. A. Simosi (Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea) and Y. Lolos (Ioannina) report on discoveries made on the first programme of underwater research undertaken in the Ampelaki-Kynosoura area since 2016. This research is conducted under a wider programme investigating the submerged remains of ancient Salamis.

A large section of Classical city wall was found, oriented NS. The structure was investigated in 4 x 4m excavation units, over a total area of 50m2. Towards the S the wall...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Sub-Marine
Toponym :
 Ampelaki Bay, , 
Key-words : Fortifications
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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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