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Chania - Archaeological site of Falasarna. Elpida Chatzidaki (Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania) reports that during 2014 the public paths and the previously excavated trenches at the archaeological site of Falasarna were cleaned, while the fencing was repaired and signs were installed. During 2015, four areas were excavated (Sector I: NW edge of the waterfront and the unexcavated part of the NE tower, Sector II: Area of the wall and “lake”, Sector IV: area of coastal...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Falasarna, , 
Key-words : Fortifications, Tools/weapons, Metal
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Kythera - Mentor Shipwreck. Dimitris Kourkoumelis (Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities) reports on discoveries made during the excavation of the shipwreck Mentor, first investigated in 2019. Recent discoveries contribute important information on how the ship was built, while also offering a glimpse of the lives of the people on board. The first sector excavated was on the keel on the N side, aiming to clarify construction details. The connection point of two parts of the keel was located, and...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Sub-Marine
Toponym :
 AvlemonAS, Avlemon, Ag. Nicolaos, , 
Key-words : Wreck, Numismatics, Tools/weapons, Wood
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Lefkada - Ancient Alikyrna (Agios Thomas of Messolonghi). Olympia Vikatou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Aetolia-Acarnania and Lefkada) reports that large-scale excavation was conducted at a Hellenistic settlement which is identified as Alikyrna (Fig. 1).

It seems that a town planning scheme was already established in the area, while seven roads were discovered every 32 m. along with a wider central street with an E-W orientation (Fig. 2). Twenty seven building complexes used as...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Archaia Alikarna, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Production/extraction site, Road system/waterway, Bath
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Kalamata. M. Kappas and M. Kamitsi (Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia), report on the excavation held during the construction of the motorway. The excavation revealed 2.000 m2 parts of an old aqueduct 500 meters NE of the Kalamata castle.

The aqueduct could be dated between the Roman and the Middle Byzantine times, the remains indicated at least one water spring in the Panagitsa site, and it passed through the area N of the byzantine St. Demetrius church, on the basis of the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Kalamata, , 
Key-words : Road system/waterway, Hydraulic installation, Pipe/drain
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Latest reports updated

À Délos, Cl. Pagnoux (EFA) a mené en 2020 dans le cadre de la mission dirigée par Cl. Hasenohr (EFA/Université de Bordeaux Montaigne) une campagne consacrée à l’étude des noyaux d’olives provenant de l’agora des Compétaliastes. L’échantillon se compose de 20 noyaux provenant de onze contextes différents issus de fouilles qui ont eu lieu en 1999 et 2002. Ceux-ci proviennent en effet de couches d’occupation, d’un remplissage de fosse, d’un remplissage d’amphore et de...

Operation Type :
 Study - Archaeobotany/palaeotopography
Toponym :
 Délos, Agora des Compétaliastes, Delos Agora of the Competaliasts, , 
Key-words : Commercial area, Public area, Port, Plant remains
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La poursuite, jusqu'en 1996, de la fouille du bâtiment tardo-hellénistique découvert en 1990 (v. BCH 122 [1998] Chron., p. 836) a révélé une quinzaine d'espaces (pièces, vestibules, cours) correspondant à divers états de construction et réaménagements et reliés par des petits escaliers qui compensaient la déclivité du terrain. Le pavement de mosaïque mis au jour en 1990 ornait le centre d'un andron, encadré par un dallage en Π qui pouvait accueillir quatre lits de repas. Au...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Krannon, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Production/extraction site, Residence, Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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Pylos - Romanou. E. Malapani, (Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia), reports on the trial trenches made by the Ephorate due the imminent construction of a sports area. Antiquities dated between the Bronze Age and the late Roman times were revealed in the entirety of the area.

Extended housing remains, dated in the Early Helladic times (EHII) according to the pottery found in the destruction layer, were located in the SE part of the excavated lot. The pottery sherds collected in...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Romanos, , 
Key-words : Figurine, Bone, Stone
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Acropolis of Ancient Feneos. K. Kissas (Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth) reports on the last excavation season of the Acropolis of Ancient Feneos. This season revealed new information regarding the fortification and the rituals on the E side of the N hillside of the Acropolis (fig. 1)

It was made clear that the wall and the platform were simultaneously built in the area between the W end of the wall and tower no. 5, due to similar techniques (fig. 2, 3).

The entire...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Archaia Feneos, Kalyvia (Previous), , 
Key-words : Fortifications, Figurine
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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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Aigai. Angelika Kottaridi (Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia) reports on new discoveries made during the study and maintenance of the large building complex located near the NW gate of the ancient city.

The complex consists of square and rectangular rooms, arranged around a large courtyard. The S part of the E and W wings have so far been revealed. To the E there is a temple-like area with two Doric columns overlooking the courtyard. This building was constructed by the end of the...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction
Toponym :
 Vergina, Veria, Kutles, Aigeai, Aigaia, Aigai, , 
Key-words : Religious building, Altar, Temple, Figurine
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