NAUPAKTOS - 2003
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Naupaktos. Junction of Thermou and Athanasopoulou Streets (property of the 2nd Public School of Naupaktos). F. Saranti (then Στ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of two Late Geometric apsidal buildings. Building 1 (preserved apse diameter 4.3m) had walls of large rough sandstone blocks set vertically: the floor was levelled bedrock, and five postholes surrounded the structure. Building 2 had two concentric walls 0.7-1.25m apart, and was similar in plan to building 1 (preserved diameter ca. 9m). The buildings were preserved to a height of 0.3-0.52m: partial preservation and a lack of finds apart from pottery preclude characterisation of their function. A curved wall which had collapsed over the western part of building 2 was originally a boundary or retaining wall founded on a step in the bedrock, and connected with stone mounds to the east. While it cannot be dated precisely, a tpq for its collapse is provided by two Hellenistic tiles graves within the walls of building 2 which were destroyed in the process. A further disturbed two-part Hellenistic cist tomb was found at a higher level. The area was again used as a cemetery from Early Christian times onwards, when burials close to the surface disturbed earlier remains.
F. Saranti, ADelt 56-59 (2001-2004) B2, 99-100.
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