NEO PHALERON - 2006
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Neo Phaleron, Andrea Papandreou Avenue (between the Aigaiou and Vellis factories). Maria Petritaki (ΚΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of a 21.5m-long stretch of the Periklean South Long wall (fig. 1) with one tower, which appears to be a continuation of the section excavated in 1919. The wall, of limestone blocks, is preserved to a height of 2m: the tower projects 4.6m from it and was excavated for a distance of 6.5m.
Three child graves (two pithos burials and a tile grave) were found east of the wall, and an (unrelated) column 0.8m from the tower. West of the wall, was part of a road with wheel ruts. Eleven Hellenistic burials were excavated in the area between the road and the wall (including two cists, one tile grave, five tile-covered shaft graves and two pithos burials). It is suggested that the location of this burial site (established after the abandonment of the walls) and the position of the road indicate the existence of a nearby gate.
An amydaloid lead sling bullet bears the inscription ΑΓΩΝΙΠΠΟΥ.
ADelt 61 (2006) Chr., 201-202
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