Chronique des fouilles en ligne - AGO
An indispensible tool for researchers in all disciplines who wish to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries in Greece and Cyprus, Archaeology in Greece Online/Chronique des fouilles en ligne is a richly illustrated topographical database with a mapping feature to locate field projects within sites and regions.
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Poros, Fourkaria. Plot of K. Sampanis. Maria Giannopoulou (ΚΣΤ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of architectural remains dating to the Late Roman period. An ashlar wall was discovered, oriented NW-SE and of length 24.15m. To the NE of the wall, a well was discovered measuring 0.70m x...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Poros, , 
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Aegina, Kabos Milon. Plot of N. Kontovrakis. Eleni Papastaurou (ΚΣΤ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the excavation of a 10m x 10m plot, containing pillars (roof supports) and a disturbed burial. This was an infant burial with commingled remains. Two trenches and two wells also came to light, that could have been used for...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Égine, Aigina, Aegina, , 
Key-words : Bone, Tomb
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Salamis, Olympos Street (O.T. 6, property of V. Kaparaliotis). Triadafullia Kattoula (ΚΣΤ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the excavation of a small plot. Sherds of Byzantine period pottery were discovered, as well as unpainted vessels of the Late Roman period. A small paved surface was also discovered, under which there were a few broken bones and four bronze...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Salamina, Salamis, , 
Key-words : Numismatics, Road system/waterway
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Megara, O.T. 412, plot of B. Papakonstantinou. Maria Tsichli (Γ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of four graves, four of which were cist graves. These were located outside the walls where dozens of graves from the Classical period onwards have been found.

Two cist graves were in poor condition owing to previous construction work. All three were oriented EW, and pottery from the surrounding area could date them to the mid 4th century B.C. The two damaged graves are at the S end...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Megara, , 
Key-words : Tomb, Cemetery
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Megara, Agia Laura Street (O.T. 243, plot of I. Valta). Maria Tsichli (Γ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the excavation of an underground storage area (the ‘Megaron’), comprising rectangular units (Fig. 1 and 2) supported by four walls (Fig. 3). The initial phase of construction dates to the second half of the fourth century B.C., and the second (including repair of Walls 3 and 4) dates to the 3rd-1st centuries B.C. Pottery and finds from the area indicate continued use from the early Hellenistic...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Megara, , 
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Megara, 28th October Street, O.T. 118, property of A. Basilaina. Andromache Katopodi (Γ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the excavation of a bath (Fig. 1 and 2), whose construction dates to the Late Roman period. Part of the S section of the W sector were explored, and the W of a caldarium.

The masonry consisted of rough limestones, rectangular conglomerates, and bricks, laid with strong lime mortar. The floor of the caldarium was 1.77m below the surface, at which traces of burning were...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Megara, , 
Key-words : Bath, Public area
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Megara, Loukianos Street and Platonos Street, O.T. 28, property of M. Toubaniaris. Panagiota Avgerinou (Γ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of three graves, remains of a building, and deposits from a pottery workshop.

A large number of amphora sherds dating to the Late Roman period was found in an extensive burnt destruction layer. A wall found in this area could date to the same period.

Graves 2, 3 and 4 dated to the late 5th to first half of the 3rd century BC. All...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Megara, , 
Key-words : Bone, Metal, Figurine, Tomb
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Megara, Korai Street, O.T. 70a, property of Frigana. Panagiota Avgerinou (Γ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of various antiquities at this plot.

In the SE sector three graves were excavated.

Grave 1: amphora burial of two adults, oriented NE, with dimensions 1.18 x 0.92m. Two clay coils and piece of an iron rod. Late Archaic to Early Classical period.

Grave 2: sarcophagus, oriented EW, with dimensions 1.84 x 0.59 x 0.60m. Two skeletons. Faience scarab and...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Megara, , 
Key-words : Stone, Bone, Metal, Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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Reports of most recent discoveries

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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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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Pylos, Palace of Nestor. Jack L. Davis and Sharon R. Stocker (ASCSA/Cincinnati) report on the discovery of two tholos tombs, excavated in 2018 and 2019.

Excavation began in summer 2018 on a previously unexcavated field northeast of the Palace of Nestor. Several years before, the Ministry of Culture of Greece had, on the project’s behalf, begun legal procedures to expropriate the field, still in private hands. Carl Blegen, who, along with Konstantinos Kourouniotis, discovered the Palace of...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Chora, Lygudista, Ligoudista, , 
Key-words : Metal, Dress and personal ornament, Tomb, Cemetery
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