DRYMON ARCHONTOCHORI - 2000
Type of Operation
Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Στ' ΕΠΚΑ
Drymon Archontochori. I. Moschos (Στ' ΕΠΚΑ) reports continuing rescue excavation in the Sanctuary of Artemis Epikrateia (a site discovered in 1993 after extensive looting had damaged the votive deposit).
The better-preserved eastern part of the votive deposit was excavated: a little medieval pottery in the upper levels may relate to a short-lived settlement in the adjacent cave. Excavation of a votive deposit in a wide crevice in the rock south of the temple was completed: finds date from the late fourth to the second century BC. A large quantity of portable objects was found, of exceptional quality: notable are marble and soft limestone statuettes mostly from a local workshop, many figurines, statue bases, some of which preserve parts of votive inscriptions, small pots (lamps, small bowls, unguentaria, jugs and amphoriskoi), bronze and silver coins, and a quantity of Corinthian roof tiles stamped ΑΛΥΖΕΙΩΝ.
ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 327−28
Date of creation