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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The location of the sanctuary of Zeus Meilichios is suggested by the discovery of sections of possible fourth century BC temple relief decoration in 2012 during continuing excavations at the site of the Temple of Artemis Agrotera – much discussed in previous ARs (see also Travlos, PDAA, pp.112-119). A votive inscription was found here in 2014 built into a later wall suggesting its identification with Zeus Meilichios, whose worship was linked with the Diasia festival (Thucydides I 126.6):...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Athens East (Olympieion, National Gardens, etc.), , 
Key-words : Religious building, Inscription, Temple, Sanctuary
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T. Poulou (Α’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on excavations from 2002-2003 on the east side of the Hill of the Muses, NE of the so-called Prison of Socrates, which revealed a group of three Geometric graves of two adults and a child.   Grave 1: a female burial in a pit grave (1.85 x 0.7m) with finds around the head and feet. Two gold ear rings near the jaw were constructed from spirals of bronze wire covered with thin hammered gold-leaf; a gold-wire ring and remains of two small bronze clasps...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Athens West (Philopappou, Kallithea, Petralona, Aigaleo), Athènes centre-Ouest, , 
Key-words : Dress and personal ornament, Cemetery
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The Sanctuary of the Nymphs has long been known from a rupestral inscription near the Athens Observatory: hιερὸν Νυμφ[ῶ]ν Δέμο (IG I3 1065). M. Dourou (Α’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports that excavations in 2000 on the summit of the Hill of the Nymphs revealed further evidence here for the cult. Two votive deposits at the southwest of the sanctuary were investigated within cuttings in the rock. Deposit I contained around 800 fragments of pots, and many bird figurines, while the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Athens Centre (Plaka, Monastiraki), Athènes Centre, , 
Key-words : Inscription, Figurine, Sanctuary
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D. Sourlas reports on excavations from 2008 onwards which have sought to clarify aspects of the topography of the Library of Hadrian and the Roman Agora within the site of modern Athens’ first hotel, the Aiolos, built in the 1830s at Adrianou 64 and Aiolou 3-5, on a substantial plot (458.5m2). Trial trenches in the southern basements failed to expose the northeast corner of the Roman Agora, probably located only a few metres further west; but a substantial part of the southeast corner of the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Athens Centre (Plaka, Monastiraki), Athènes Centre, , 
Key-words : Inscription, Public area
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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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