SPARTA - North cemetery - 2000
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Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ε' ΕΠΚΑ
Sparta-Kastorio road. E. Zavvou and A. Themos (Ε' ΕΠΚΑ) report on antiquities discovered during the construction of the section of this new road from Sparta to Karavas.
Architectural remains and stone cist tombs were found 940m to 1.1km along the road, 160m from the west side in the former Karkoula property. Tomb 1 (oriented northwest-southeast), with stone cover slabs, contained one burial, head to the east, and a black-glazed lakaina. Tomb 2, oriented east-west, was badly damaged. Tomb 3 contained a few degraded bones. Excavation continues.
The location helps to define the northern extent of the ancient city and the ancient road from Sparta to Megalopolis on the right bank of the Evrotas. The tombs probably belong to the north cemetery of Sparta.
ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 228−29
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