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Karaiika, Motorway of Corinth-Patras-Pyrgos-Tsakona, Kilometric position 20+950. Vasileios Argyropoulos reports on the continuation and the termination of a three-year long excavation, which took place where the toll station of Kato Ahaia would be built. The excavation expanded up to 800 sq. meters, and it revealed an ancient cemetery, dated in the fourth century BC.

Of the 20 graves revealed, the 15 were cist graves, two were jar-burials, and three were cremations. They were...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Karaiika, , 
Key-words : Cemetery, Tomb, Dress and personal ornament, Metal
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Regional Route towards Industrial Area (private property of L. Giannopoulou), Rural Area Around Patras. Vasiliki Tsaknaki reports on the excavation held in the S side of the plot, which revealed an archaic building (fig. 1).

The building was oriented N-S, and it must have been used until the late Classical times. The walls and their foundations were built mostly of local limestone and unworked stone, in the polygonal style. The foundations followed the soil’s natural inclination...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Patra, Patras, Patrai, Patrae, , 
Key-words : Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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Tsigganika settlement, Dymi Municipality, Kato Ahaia. Vasileios Argyropoulos reports on the excavations held in various spots of the city of Kato Ahaia, due to the construction of infrastructure for the collection of rainwater in the Tsigganika settlement.

In the corner of Flemming Str. and Rasti Str., three walls were located, which were dated in the Hellenistic times, along with conical loomweights, Hellenistic sherds and late Hellenistic Laconic tile sherds.

Around...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Kato Achaia, , 
Key-words : Numismatics
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Bostania site, Salterns of Dymi Region (private property of S. Panagiotopoulos heirs), W Achaia Municipality. Vasiliki Tsaknaki reports on the rescue excavation of the aforementioned plot, in order to establish whether it was to be built or not. A conical “thesaurus” was discovered, made of Araxian stone (fig. 1).

The “thesaurus” was discovered upside down, and only its upper part was located. The mechanism for the coin disposal was preserved, but although the hinges were...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Kato Achaia, , 
Key-words : Architectural revetments, Stone
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Platonos Side Str. (Block 284, private property of M. Kourousia), Patras. Vasiliki Tsaknaki reports on the continuation of the excavation in the plot, which have gradually revealed the core of the ceramic production workshops of Dymi. The workshops were dated between the Hellenistic times and the early Roman times.

Kiln no.3’s inside walls were lined with clay, and it was oriented E-W. The grid was circular, it was positioned in the center of the kiln and it was supported with...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Patra, Patras, Patrai, Patrae, , 
Key-words : Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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Junction of 52, Patron-Pyrgou Str. and Ahaikis Sympoliteias Str., (Block 83, private property of K. Kampouri), Patras. Vasiliki Tsaknaki (ΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the rescue excavation in the aforementioned plot, after an earthquake destroyed the modern construction. Part of an ancient building was revealed after the removal of the destruction layer.

This building was equipped with a fireplace (hestia) and its walls were dated in the Middle Hellenistic times. A built well was...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Patra, Patras, Patrai, Patrae, , 
Key-words : Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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Anemomylos site, Vrachnaiika, Patras. Vasileios Argyropoulos (ΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the excavation held due to the construction of the main pipe of the dam of Peiros-Parapeiros. In the aforementioned site, the excavation had started the year before, and it was continued this year, following the construction of the main pipe, towards the W. New architectural remnants were revealed this year, which were possibly part of the same late Classical-early Hellenistic coastal settlement (fig....

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Vrachnaiika, , 
Key-words : Figurine, Numismatics
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Skagia site, Vrachnaiika, Regional Route Tsoulakaiika-Industrial Area and Intercity Railway, Patras. Vasileios Argyropoulos (ΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the excavation held due to the construction of the main pipe of the dam of Peiros-Parapeiros. In the aforementioned site, the excavation revealed the E side of a circular kiln (the resto of it was under the street and could not be excavated) (fig. 1).

The incision chamber was all that could be excavated, and even that was not...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Vrachnaiika, , 
Key-words : Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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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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