CORINTH-PATRAS MOTORWAY (ancient Corinth) - 2012
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Corinth-Patras motorway (anc. Corinth). The ΛΖ’ ΕΠΚΑ reports the discovery during the widening of the motorway of a tomb of the 3rd century AD. The underground chamber (internally 2.4x2.3m) was cut into bedrock and had a tiled roof and very well-preserved wall-paintings. The chamber contained nine niches and two larnakes, one of which (along the south wall) bore a head-rest or pillow on which was painted a female face with gold earrings. The woman’s body is covered by the painted coverlet depicted over the ‘couch’: this cover is painted red with decorative bands in yellow, blue and white. Three walls (excepting the north, entrance, wall) were decorated in fresco with motifs including green garlands, blue flowers, lachrymateria, a small chest and a peacock. The Central Archaeological Council has approved the conservation of the tomb and its removal for display in the courtyard of Corinth Museum.
Eleutheros Typos 31/08/2012.
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