KALAVRYTA - Kastro - 2005
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Agia Paraskavi, Kastro Kalavryta (property of Ch. Nakos-Kouremetis General Partnership). G. Alexopoulou (ΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of a pithos on the west-southwest slope of the Kastro, 50, northeast of the Chapel of Ag. Paraskevi. The pithos, which contained fragments of bone, lay on its side, its mouth closed with a terracotta plaque: its maximum preserved diameter was 0.95m. Badly worn sherds were collected outside it. Along the east side of the plot, a stretch of fortification wall running north-northwest to south-southeast, built of partly worked and unworked limestone blocks, was revealed for a length of 41.7m (scattered blocks revealed its continuing course). Both faces were visible, with a fill of small-medium stones and soil, though the structure had been damaged by the opening of a rural road. A terrace wall lay 10.4m to the west, founded on a course of gravel. Between the two walls lay a pithos burial closed with a limestone slab: it contained a fragmentary skeleton and three two-handled skyphoi (one of which was intact) of the third quarter of the eighth century. Outside the pithos, by the mouth, were two oinochoae, part of a pedestal krater, two small vessels, a kalathos, and a small open vessel with an everted lip, likewise all dating to the third quarter of the eighth century. A further pithos a little to the north, contained bone fragments.
ADelt 60 (2005) Chr. B1, 365-366
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