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Ancient Fygaleia, Trani Petra cemetery. Z. Leventouri (Z’ EPKA) reports on the excavation of the Hellenistic cemetery where illegal earthwork led to the revealing of another funerary monument. The grave was in the right side of a still existing ancient path, leading from Ancient Fygaleia’s agora to the village Stomio. It was rectangular, oriented N-S, and it consisted of two burial spaces (Fig. 1). The outside walls were made of large square stones, while the separating walls were made...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Phigalie, Bassae, Bassai, Temple of Apollon Epikourios, , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Tomb, Lamp, Numismatics
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Eileithyia Sanctuary, Olympia. Georgia Emm, Xatzi (Z’ EPKA) reports on the continuation of the excavation on the Sanctuary of Eileithyia, in the building’s three inside rooms (A, B and C), while some additional trial trenches were opened as well in the surrounding grounds (Fig. 1). The excavations were held between July and October.

Room A: The removal of the soil covering the S department was completed. Some fallen architectural remains were removed as well. Part of the E wall...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Archaia Olympia, , 
Key-words : Religious building, Altar, Temple, Figurine
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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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Ambelakia Bay, Salamis. Angeliki G. Simosi (Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea) and Yannis Lolos (University of Ioannina) report on results from a new three-year programme (2020-2022) of underwater research on the east coast of Salamis. Conducted by the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology (I.EN.A.E.) and the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities. Survey was carried out in September and October 2020. Owing to difficulties with the pandemic, a small team were deployed and concentrated on the...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Sub-Marine
Toponym :
 Ambelakia Bay, , 
Key-words : Fortifications, Inscription, Numismatics, Architectural revetments
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Latest reports updated

Des comptes rendus concernant les fouilles menées de 1998 à 2000 sur les collines voisines de Kakavella et de Tsikouriana (déjà résumées en partie dans BCH 125 [2001] Chron. p. 1043) sont publiés dans Κρητική Εστία 9 (2002), p. 272-275 [M. Andréadaki-Vlazaki, E. Tégou]. Nous en retiendrons les informations suivantes : 1) Kakavella. Au lieu-dit Vaté, sur le versant Sud-Est de la colline (champ St. Stavroulaki) , a été découvert un complexe de sept pièces au moins,...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Chamalevrion, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Road system/waterway, Residence, Figurine
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En 1997 et 1998, huit fouilles d'urgence ont été menées en plusieurs points des collines de Tsikouriana et de Kakavella.

Lieu-dit Tzambakas (champ Zacharakis) : en complément aux informations sur la découverte du bâtiment à polythyron MM IA-MM IB (v. BCH 125 [2001] Chron., p. 1043), nous reproduisons le plan (fig. 246) et certains trouvailles (fig. 247), illustrations empruntées au rapport publié dans AD 52 (1997) [2003] B'3, p. 1035-1037 [M. Andréadaki-Vlazaki, E....

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Chamalevrion, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Production/extraction site, Territory, Figurine
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En complément aux informations sur la campagne de 1998, déjà résumée dans BCH 127 [2003] Chron., p. 1101*, nous reproduisons ici le plan de l'établissement minoen (fig. 242) et une table à offrandes en pierre (fig. 243), illustrations empruntées au rapport détaillé publié dans AD 53 (1998) [2004] B'3, p. 873-874 [E. Tsivilika, E. Banou].

En 2003-2004, l'exploration systématique de l'établissement côtier MM/MR I a été poursuivie sous la direction de E. Tsivilika...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Sisai, Sises, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Sanctuary, Territory, Bath
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En 2003 et 2004, les deux premières campagnes d'une prospection intensive dans la région située immédiatement au Nord du monastère d'Odighitria ont été menées sous la direction de A. Vassilakis (XXIIIe Éphorie des antiquités préhistoriques et classiques) et K. Branigan (BSA). L'objectif principal est de replacer le cimetière des tombes à tholos prépalatiales (MA I-début du MM IB), fouillées près du monastère, dans leur contexte d'occupation humaine au niveau régional. La...

Operation Type :
 Survey - Geophysical survey
Toponym :
 Moni Odigitrias, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Cemetery, Territory, Tomb
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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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Ancient Helike.  Systematic excavations of the Geometric and Archaic phases in the Sanctuary of Helikonian Poseidon at Nikoleïka Aigialeias 7.5km east of the modern city of Aigio recovered significant finds representing different chronological phases of the cult centre of the ancient Achaian city of Helike destroyed by earthquake in 375 BC (Fig. 1).  Specifically excavated at the site were: an apsidal Geometric temple of 710-700 BC, a mudbrick altar of 760-750 BC, which formed the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Eliki, Elike, Gyphlissa Point, Yiftissa Akra, , 
Key-words : Sanctuary, Religious building, Temple, Architectural revetments
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