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Athens - Corinth highway (‘Olympia Odos’), position 1+043 (Northern Part) and 1+560-1+625, Ancient Corinth. Konstantinos Kissas (LZ’ EPKA) reports on the continuation of the excavations that took place during the construction of the highway.

Initially, the northern part of the site at kilometric position 1+043 was excavated (Fig. 1). The upper levels revealed a well, formed within the natural rock and about 3 meters deep. By the well a ceramic drainpipe lined with hydraulic...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Archaia Korinthos, Palaia, , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Tomb, Hydraulic installation, Pipe/drain
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Port of Hersonissos (Limenas Hersonissou), Property of A. and Aik. Faitaki. Stella Mandalaki (ΚΓ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports that the property of A. and Aik. Faitaki (286.17 square metres) is located in Daidalou Street at the port of Hersonissos. A salvage excavation took place there after the request of the landowners for the construction of a building, due to the fact that the plot was near other properties, in which antiquities were found. The excavation was held in the winter of 2007 and brought...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Limin Chersonisou, , 
Key-words : Hydraulic installation, Pipe/drain, Figurine, Numismatics
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Port of Hersonissos (Limenas Hersonissou), Property of C. Marakis. Stella Mandalaki (ΚΓ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports that the property of C. Marakis, extending to 327.10 square metres, and is located W of Kastri hill was investigated due to its proximity to other plots were antiquities have been excavated. Ancient walls were detected during trial trenching, and during the salvage excavation from 03/09/2007 to 02/11/2007 a complex of Early Christian rooms were found above architectural remains of...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Limin Chersonisou, , 
Key-words : Figurine, Numismatics, Metal, Glass
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Port of Hersonissos (Limenas Hersonissou), Property of N. Zacharopoulos. K. Gkalanaki (ΚΓ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports that from 02/05/07 to 31/08/07 excavation works took place at the property of N. Zacharopoulos (1.300 square metres in total). This plot was created after the junction of two other plots, and was conventionally named as Sector 1 and 2. During the trial trenching of 1997 that took place at the W part (Sector 1), scattered architectural remains have been discovered (Fig. 1). The...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Limin Chersonisou, , 
Key-words : Domestic space, Production/extraction site, Figurine, Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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En 2005 et 2006, à Tsépi, les fouilles dans la nécropole HA ont été poursuivies, sous la direction de M. Pantélidou-Gofa, mettant au jour trois nouvelles tombes (47, 68, 45) du type connu (rectangulaire construite avec entrée et vestibule) mais présentant certaines particularités : la tombe 47 était recouverte de deux grandes dalles posées à des niveaux différents (fig. 1-2) ; la tombe 68, qui n’avait pas de couverture, contenait un grand nombre de sépultures...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Marathon, Marathonas, , 
Key-words : Stone, Bone, Dress and personal ornament, Tools/weapons
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M. Pantelidou-Gofas (ASA) reports on continued excavation of the EH cemetery (Fig. 1). In tomb 41 it was confirmed that the grave was covered by a large slab which had broken prior to any burials: the tomb had, therefore, remained unused, allowing study of the initial construction, something not possible in other tombs which had suffered interference from subsequent burials. Tomb 42 (Fig. 2) was found to be similar in form to other cist graves of Tsepi, with threshold, cairn in front of the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Marathon, Marathonas, , 
Key-words : Tomb, Bone, Cemetery
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Marathon, Tsepi. M. Pantelidou-Gofas (ASA) reports on continued excavation of the EH cemetery. The façade of tomb 53 was carefully constructed of stones from the nearby Scorpios river and is significantly smaller than the other tombs (1.3m x 1.4m, instead of the more usual 1.5m x 2.5m). The apsidal pit of the tomb (0.94m x 0.8m, 0.81m d.) is lined with slate and the floors paved with small stones. The entrance on the E has 2 steps carved into the ground. The grave was full of bones, including...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Marathon, Marathonas, , 
Key-words : Tomb, Bone, Cemetery
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Marathon, Tsepi. M. Pantelidou-Gofas reports on continued excavation of the EH cemetery. The façade of tomb 53 was carefully constructed of stones from the nearby Scorpios river and is significantly smaller than the other tombs (1.3m x 1.4m, instead of the more usual 1.5m x 2.5m). The apsidal pit of the tomb (0.94m x 0.8m, 0.81m d.) is lined with slate and the floors paved with small stones. The entrance on the E has 2 steps carved into the ground. The grave was full of bones, including 14...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Marathon, Marathonas, , 
Key-words : Cemetery
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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 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 :
 Asclepieion, Épidaure, Epidaurus, Sanctuaire, Sanctuary, , 
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