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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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Municipality of Hersonissos, Agriana (field of M. and Eu. Viskadourou). Stella Mandalaki (ΚΓ’ EPKA) reports that in this field, covering 3.2000 m2, plenty of archaeological evidence were identified (scattered building material and pottery) dating to the Protopalatial and Roman times. In Trench A, a fragment probably belonging to a wall and two floor fragments dating to the Minoan period based on the pottery, were detected. In Trench B the foundation of a strong Minoan wall from worked slabs...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Chersonissos, Chersonisos, , 
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Municitpality of Hersonissos, Roman theatre of Hersonissos. Stella Mandalaki (ΚΓ’ EPKA) reports that in November and December of 2011 excavation works started anew at the Roman theatre for the promotion of the monument. The excavation was focused on the koilon of the theatre, the two semi-circular retaining walls and the spaces between the elongated buttresses that supported the superstructure. The foundation layer of the seats (kerkides) located N and S of the elongated trench of 1995...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Chersonissos, Chersonisos, , 
Key-words : Entertainment venue, Theatre, Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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Municipality of Sitia, Droggari of Ziros. Chryssa Sofianou (ΚΔ’ EPKA) reports that a built tholos tomb was illegally excavated, and has been partially destroyed due to the removal of the keystone (lintel stone) of the tholos. From the mixed soils in the interior and the exterior of the grave, a multitude of skeletal remains and scant pottery dating to the Sub-Minoan-Early Geometric period were collected. The grave is megalithic, with a square profile and a tholos (Fig. 1). [Entry created...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Ziros, , 
Key-words : Tomb
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À Aghios Tychonas, les travaux dirigés par F. Briois, J.-D. Vigne et J. Guilaine (EHESS, CNRS, Collège de France) sur le site du village néolithique de Klimonas se sont poursuivis et ont atteint leurs objectifs pour l’année 2016 (fig. 1-2). La campagne a permis de mener à son terme l’analyse de 22 bâtiments supplémentaires en secteur B et l’exploration de deux bâtiments supplémentaires sur le Secteur F, les bâtiments St 906 et St 907, situés sur le flanc oriental du bâtiment...

Operation Type :
 Study
Toponym :
 Ag. Tychon, Ayithona, Ayios Tykhonas, , 
Key-words : Residence, Domestic space
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Arachamitai, Agia Paraskevi. B. Forsén (Finnish Institute) reports on continued excavation at the sanctuary of Artemis Lykoatis. The Late Hellenistic rectangular building (RB I) was shown to measure ca. 45 x 11m, and (with the exception of the westernmost room) to have two rows of rooms running along its length, separated by a longitudinal, east-west wall (Fig. 1). Work concentrated on Rooms 5, 9 and 10 (Fig. 1). Room 5 (inner dimensions 2.6 x 3.3m) was entered from the north via a corridor...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Arachamites, , 
Key-words : Figurine, Numismatics, Dress and personal ornament, Sanctuary
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Hersonissos, Analipsi («Lyttos Beach» Hotel). Stella Mandalaki (ΚΓ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports that in the eastern border of the hotel complex, a wall made of almost standard rubblework was detected. No other surviving architectural remains were discovered. [Entry created by K. Christakis and translated by C....

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Chersonissos, Chersonisos, , 
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Hersonissos, plot in property of «AKTI HERSONISSOU Inc» Stella Mandalaki (ΚΓ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports that the excavation brought to light a complex of rooms dating to the Early Roman period, a Roman paved street and a workshop area of the Early Christian period (Fig. 2). From the Early Roman complex four rooms were uncovered, with two of them being completely destroyed (Fig. 3, Fig. 4, Fig. 5). In Room 1, the west wall, which is coated with plaster, the east and the north are preserved. The...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Chersonissos, Chersonisos, , 
Key-words : Production/extraction site, Road system/waterway, Metal, Stone
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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 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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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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