PROFITIS ILIAS KIVERIOU - 2000
Altar - Temple - Figurine - Lamp - Dress and personal ornament - Architectural revetments - Architectural terracotta - Metal - Stone - Religious building - Sanctuary - Find Type - Material Type - Building Type - Site Type
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Ministry of Culture (Δ' ΕΠΚΑ)
Profitis Ilias Kiveriou. Ch. Piteros (Director, Δ' ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of spolia from a small temple reused in a ruined later structure on the summit of this hill (338masl), 2.28km W of Kiveri, close to the border with Arcadia. These spolia include large parts of Doric columns, a stylobate, sections of triglyph, metope and geison, and limestone blocks. In addition, there is a fluted marble column support for a perrirhanterion and 2 worked fragments of black Argive marble from a base or, more probably, a Doric triglyph altar. W of the later building, 2 more 4th Ct BC Doric column capitals were found. In the area round the building were 2 joining and one non-joining fragments of a 4th Ct terracotta sima with floral decoration, plus a few Cor roof tiles. Artefacts collected − a few sherds of small Hel vessels, female figurines, a fragment of a peplophoros figurine of the 4th-3rd Ct, a few later sherds of household vessels and part of a LRom 2-nozzled lamp − indicate that the site was used over a long period. 30m S of the structure with the spolia, the foundations of 2 walls (0.5m w.) of a rectangular structure 6m E−W by 3m N−S were visible in the bedrock. This is likely the site of the small Doric temple represented by the spolia. The temple was probably destroyed in the LRom period: the area may have been subsequently used for Ch worship. Anc. sources do not mention this site, and the deity worshipped is unknown (the author suggests a female deity on the basis of the figurines, and proposes Artemis as most suited to a remote site in borderlands).
Ch. Piteros, Πρακτικα του Ζ' Διεθνους Συνεδριου Πελοποννησιακων Σπουδων (Athens 2006) 503-10; ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 197-8
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