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Pera Galini, Mylopotamos, Rethymno Eleni Tsivilika and Eleni Banou report that the archaeological investigation continued in Trench I, west of the  “adyton”,  at its south part, at the largest of the discovered pits and around of it (Fig. 1). From the centre of the pit, small sherds of a cooking pot and of cups were collected at first, while large cooking pot sherds were located deeper in the pit. Next to them, a small cup filled with charcoal and compact soil was found....

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Mylopotamo, , 
Key-words : Plant remains
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Vrysinas  Eleni Papadopoulou (ΚΕ EPKA)  and Iris Tzachili (University of Crete) report that the research was focused on the three terraces of the north and the northeast slope of mount Vrysinas (Fig. 1). At the uppermost terrace the area south and west of the church was investigated. In the west, the existence of significantly disturbed architectural remains was identified, along with a significant amount of Late Byzantine glazed incised plates and cups, that belonged to the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Vrisinas, , 
Key-words : Figurine, Metal
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Site of Sgournes. Plot of L. Dermitzakis Maria Skordou (ΚΕ EPKA) reports that a new archaeological site of the historic times was located, prompted by the handing over of a concentration of funerary vessels (Fig. 1). The survey in combination with a construction request led to the locating of a necropolis, which extends to three consecutive hills. The southern of the hills of the area was named Sgournes by the locals. The adjoining hill is named Elliniko Spiliari (greek Spiliari). This...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Kissamos, Kastellion, , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Tomb, Numismatics
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Fournados area. Property of the company LEPTOS S.A.  Maria Skordou (ΚE ́ ΕPKΑ) reports that at the north part of the property Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3) additional spaces and storage rooms were detected through archaeological investigation. The northeastern room which came to light is identified as the pitheon (for storage of vessels). Two pithoi (dolia) were discovered partially preserved in situ, as well as the hole where another one was stored (Fig. 4). The spaces which are related...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Chania, Cydonia, La Canée, Canea, Khania, , 
Key-words : Production/extraction site, Agricultural facility, Numismatics, Metal
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Ancient Phigaleia, plot of P. Barkevics and S. Cardus. Georgia Chatzi-Spiliopoulou (Z’ EPKA) reports on the discovery of architectural remains in the eastern part of the ancient walled city. In the vicinity of an fountain excavated in the late 1920s by Anastasios Orlandos, was discovered a built, circular cistern for the collection of water, of about 1.50 m. high and 2.33-3.39 m. in diameter. It was surrounded by a rubble wall and was probably free standing in the open air. It was lined...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Figalia, Pavlitsa, Pavlitza, , 
Key-words : Hydraulic installation, Cistern, Fountain, Figurine
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Pylos, Palace of Nestor. S. Stocker (ASCSA/ Cincinnati) reports on continuing excavation in collaboration with the ΛΗ ΕΠΚΑ in preparation for the construction of a new roof over the Palace of Nestor. Fifteen trenches were excavated northwest of the Palace in the Wine Magazine (Rooms 104 and 105) and to the southeast in Court 88. Excavation was carried down to sterile soil, with cultural deposits in the northeast ranging up to 2m deep and those in the southwest only to 0.75m. Walls that...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Pylos, Navarino, Neon Kastrov, , 
Key-words : Palace
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Antikythera, Charchaliana. A. Tsaravopoulos (Β’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of groups of rock-cut tombs dating from the mid fourth- to the seventh-century AD. In the same area, and dated by ceramic finds to the same period, were many open-air rock-cut pressing...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Charchaliana, , 
Key-words : Cemetery
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A. Bevan (University College London), J. Connolly (Institut Canadien) et A. Tsaravopoulos (XXVIe éphorie des antiquités préhistoriques et classiques) ont mené, en 2005, une campagne de prospection qui a couvert les deux tiers de l’île. 54.000 tessons ont été récoltés, dont 7.000 ont été sélectionnés pour étude, et plus de vingt sites repérés, dont deux avec d’importantes concentrations d’artéfacts proto-helladiques. S’y ajoutent 760 éléments lithiques (silex ou...

Operation Type :
 Survey
Toponym :
 Antikythera, , 
Key-words : Tools/weapons, Domestic space
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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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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 location 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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A team from the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Argolid and the University of Athens have continued to work on exposing an archaic period building found in the area of the Tholos, in the Asklepion of Epidauros. This building was first discovered in 2019, and further work was carried out in August 2020. The building dates to the end of the seventh or start of the sixth century BC. Its form is without parallel from the Greek world at this time. Beneath the ground foundations are dug into the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Epidauros Asklepieion, Épidaure Aclépeion, , 
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Zominthos. Systematic excavations at this site, the highest palace-site on Crete (Fig. 1), continued under the auspices of the ASA and the directorship of Dr E. Sapouna-Sakellaraki (Emeritus Director of Antiquities). The goals of excavation were to clarify the means of approach to the N entrance of the Central Building and the verification of geophysical investigations carried out by A. Sarris (FORTH) to its N. This year’s excavation revealed that the existing two-storey (possibly...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Anogeia, , 
Key-words : Public area, Domestic space, Sanctuary, Residence
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