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Property of D. and N. Stamataki, Chersonissos. Stella Mandalaki (ΚΓ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports that the property of D. and N. Stamataki is located at Dimokratias Street at the port of Chersonissos. The E part of the plot was excavated in 1986 after the landowners’ request for construction works. A Roman building (alignment: N-S) extending outside of the plot’s limits as well as a cobbled road were discovered. The antiquities were backfilled, while a new permit for the extension of the...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Chersonissos, Chersonisos, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Cemetery, Road system/waterway, Tomb
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Excavations at Kokkinorachi near Sparta (Kilometre position 45+000, Site Δ 5). Maria Tsouli (Ε’ ΕΠΚΑ) and Maria Theodosi-Kontou (Ε’ ΕΠΚΑ) report on finds at site Δ 5 during the construction of a road junction in Sparta.  Wall remnants of former edifices were found scattered throughout in an elongated territory of 190 sq. m. (Fig. 1). All these walls were made of average-sized unworked stones and mud, while most of them aligned in the same NE-SW direction. In the...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Kokkinorrachè, , 
Key-words : Road system/waterway, Figurine, Lamp, Numismatics
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Megali Vrisi, plot of A. Athanitis, Lefkada. Vivian Staikou (ΛΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the continuation of the excavation of a Roman farmhouse, first discovered in 2006.  Twenty six more rooms were discovered this year, dating between the early Hellenistic and Roman periods.  To the E, rooms were found that seem to have been used for the storage of wine. There were also tanks that could have been used for the dying of fabrics with purple dye.  In the NE, rooms were...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Lefkas, Lefkada, Lefkados, leucade, , 
Key-words : Bath, Agricultural facility, Numismatics
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Karyotes, Broken Fountain site, Lefkada. Vivian Staikou (ΛΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of four sarcophagi.  Grave one was covered by three limestone slabs, 1.90m in length. Inside, there were bones, a bronze coin, three buckles, a perfume jar, oinochoe, drinking vessel, clay lamp and pottery sherds. Grave two was found without a cover slab, and inside there were a few bones of an adult, clay lamp and small part of a bronze ring. Grave three was disturbed, estimated...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Lefkas, Lefkada, Lefkados, leucade, , 
Key-words : Tomb, Lamp
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Travaux de l'Ecole britannique. — En 2002, une équipe de l'université de Glasgow dirigée par E. Photos-Jones a entrepris une prospection de surface afin de repérer des sites industriels (extraction et traitement de minéraux) et d'identifier ceux qui furent en activité entre l'époque classique et l'époque romaine. Les recherches ont été centrées sur la région Sud-Est de l'île. Les informations recueillies seront entrées dans une banque de données et étudiées en connexion...

Operation Type :
 Survey
Toponym :
 Palaiochori Ormos, , 
Key-words : Production/extraction site, Residence, Tools/weapons, Minerals
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Vestiges d’une petite église post-byzantine, où l’on a remployé des membres architecturaux d’un édifice antique. Du côté est, des fondations des murs sont...

Operation Type :
 Excavation
Toponym :
 Strongylo; Strongyli, , 
Key-words : Church, Religious building
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On apprend par la presse la poursuite de l'exploration de ce site et cimetière côtier mésolithique, dirigée par A. Sampson (v. BCH 127 [2003] Chron., p. 1038 ; Chronique n.10100). AR 51 (2005), p....

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Loutra, , 
Key-words : Cemetery
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Sur l’île de Kythnos, A. Sampson (Université de l’Égée) et B. Giannouli (XXIe éphorie des antiquités préhistoriques et classiques) ont poursuivi la fouille au lieu-dit Maroulas, où les vestiges d’un habitat de l’époque mésolithique avaient été mis au jour les années précédentes. On a mis au jour 30 dallages circulaires qui correspondent au sol d’habitations. Les parties basses d’habitations circulaires semi-enterrées, creusées dans le rocher, ont également été...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Loutra, , 
Key-words : Residence, Tomb, Wood, Stone
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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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