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Mavriki. Greek press reports the discovery during road-widening and following heavy rain of a pithos burial containing human remains dating to the Geometric period. The site was investigated by archaeologists from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaia. Similar finds have been noted previously in this particular area and in the wider area. A full archaeological investigation will...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Mavrikion, Kato Mavrikion, Vovoda, , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Tomb, Bone
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Knossos, Gypsades. Ioanna Serpetsidaki (Ephorate of Antiquities of Herakleion), Gianna Ayala (Sheffield), Amy Bogaard (Oxford) and Eleni Hatzaki (Cincinnati) report on a short season of fieldwork undertaken by Dr John Pouncett (Oxford) on this collaborative project that seeks to investigate a neighbourhood within the southern suburbs of Minoan Knossos (Fig. 1). The 2014-15 excavations of Building 1 and adjacent areas, combined with Hood’s nearby excavations and Hogarth’s houses A and B,...

Operation Type :
 Survey - Geophysical survey
Toponym :
 Knossos, Knosos, Cnossus, Cnossos, , 
Key-words : Residence
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Tragana, Stamna (Kalandrika property). Lazaros Kolonas (ΛΣΤ′ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on rescue excavations completed in 2013 for a section of the Agrinio bypass that revealed a Mycenaean tholos tomb and Protogeometric burials. The tholos tomb (4.70m diameter) was found collapsed and looted, made of large blocks oriented N-S with the entrance at the S, and preserved to a height of 1.60m (7-11 courses). The dromos (l. 3.80, w. 0.88-0.90m) was built with slab-like limestone blocks of various...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Stamna, , 
Key-words : Tomb, Tools/weapons, Dress and personal ornament, Bone
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Kephalovryso, Stamna (Kousarida–Kostadema property). Lazaros Kolonas (ΛΣΤ′ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on rescue excavations from 1998-2003 as part of works for the railway between Kryoneri and Agrinio of an extensive Protogeometric burial tumulus of some 650 graves. The upper layers of the tumulus had been badly damaged already in the 1880s by the construction of the Kaphalovrso railway station, and almost all the stone peribolos had been removed. Rescue excavations in 1998 revealed only small...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Stamna, , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Tomb, Figurine, Tools/weapons
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Au large de l’île de Kasos, la recherche sous-marine menée par G. Koutsouphlakis et X. Argyri (Éphorie des Antiquités sous-marines, Fondation Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique) a mis au jour en 2019 cinq nouvelles épaves et les vestiges probables d’une installation portuaire. Une épave de la fin de l’époque classique contenait cinq ancres pyramidales (fig. 1). La cargaison du navire comportait entre autres des amphores appartenant à quatre types au moins, de la céramique...

Operation Type :
 Survey - Underwater
Toponym :
 Kasos, Bouka (Local name), Fry (Official name), Ofri, Fri, , 
Key-words : Wreck, Port
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Ancient Sikyon.  I. Lolos (ASA) reports on preliminary investigation of a large building N of the gymnasium, which he characterises as a stoa, orientated N-S and facing E, with a series of rooms/shops to the rear, W side (Figs 1-3).  The building is constructed out of large conglomerate stone blocks and is 43m long in total and 21m wide.  It had two series of rooms on its W side and a Doric colonnade on its façade.  N and S there were two protruding wings, of which the N...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Sikyon (Kiato), Vassilika (usuel), , 
Key-words : Commercial area, Public area, Public building, Stoa
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Thouria. X. Arapogianni (ASA) reports on a further season of excavation of the ancient theatre of Thouria (Figs 1-3), during which the stage-building (skenotheke) was completely exposed, its interior dimensions 21.40m x 7.70m (Fig. 2). On the floor of the stage-building, after the abandonment of the theatre, a two-storey building was built - largely from stone from the stage-building – comprising four inter-communicating spaces (Fig. 4).  A stone staircase (6 steps preserved) led to the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Thouria, , 
Key-words : Public area, Sanctuary, Public building, Religious building
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Amyklai. S. Vlizos (ASA) reports on continued excavation at this site (Fig. 1). The preserved part of a wall on the S side of the hill was completely uncovered (Fig. 2).  It is placed on the natural rock and built from field stones of varying sizes, with the interstices filled with small stones.  Its length is 21m and its height reaches 1.10m, while its thickness is between 1.30m and 1.80m maximum.  The fill in front of the wall and its surface produced characteristic black soils...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Amyklai, Sklavochori, , 
Key-words : Production/extraction site, Sanctuary, Peribolos, Religious building
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Reports of most recent discoveries

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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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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Nemea, Aidonia. Two new unrobbed chamber tombs dating to the Late Mycenaean, palatial period (c. 1400-1200 BC) were uncovered during the systematic programme of investigation of the EfA Korinthia in the Mycenaean cemetery of Aidonia Nemeas. The first, whose roof was intact, contained 2 primary burials and repositioned bones from a further 14 individuals. The second tomb did not preserve its roof, which showed collapses already within the Mycenaean period, within and above which were identified...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Aidonia, Botsika (JO206/1927), , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Tomb, Figurine, Tools/weapons
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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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