LEONIDIO, Plaka - 2010
Type of Operation
Leonidio, Plaka.The ΛΘ’ ΕΠΚΑ reports that cleaning of the ancient city wall at Ag. Athanasios revealed the full length of its northern branch. Inside the fortification, the area was terraced with strong retaining walls with occasional tower-like projections. Building foundations are visible. The wall suffered from destruction on the south and especially the east branch where only the lowest course is preserved.
Trial excavation at Eurias, north of the wall, confirmed activity during the Archaic period (sixth and early fifth centuries), noting a strong presence of sixth-century Lakonian pottery (mostly black glaze but with distinctive kraters, lekanes and Lakonian kylikes) as well as some Late Corinthian sherds.
Date of creation