ATHENS - Madrasa - 2006
Type of Operation
ATHENS, Madrasa. Nikos Tsoniotis (Α’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on further excavation of the Late Roman wall inside the Madrasa. The wall was built in composite style combining layers of brick with pseudo-isodomic masonry (stone blocks and reused orthostats) - the only section of the wall so far excavated where this combination was used so consistently. The masonry was revealed to a height of 1.95m. The lowest course preserves a coating of pale thick-grained sand: the mortar is of similar consistency but does not appear to be solid. A destruction layer, containing fragments of brick, roof tile and mortar, and traces of burning, covered this section of the wall. Pottery in this layer dates from the first half of the second century BC to the first half of the third century AD.
ADelt 61 (2006) Chr. 64-66
Date of creation
Fig. 1/ Madrasa, the south face of the Late Roman wall (plan produced by M. Varlamou and E. Driva, Α’ ΕΠΚΑ archive).