NEO PHALERON- Kanellopoulou and Christofi Streets - 2007
Neo Phalero, Kanellopoulou 36 and Christofi Streets (property of D. and N. Douzoglou). M. Petritaki (ΚΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of a section of the South or Middle Long Wall (Figs 1,2,3,4) and a rectangular tower. The tower and wall survive to a height of six and five courses respectively. The blocks bear tool marks.
In the 1st-2nd c. A.D. the aforementioned remains were levelled and a road was constructed on top of them. 15 Late Roman (3rd-4th A.D.) burials were excavated west of this road: two inurned cremations (one of which is in a pointed amphora), a pyre, a shaft grave and 11 tile graves. The aforementioned road intersected a second road. Both preserved wheel ruts. A funerary colonnette in secondary use was found in the retaining wall of the second road. The 1st c. B.C. colonnette bore the following inscription:
Δ α μ ά γ η τ ο ς
Π ο λ υ ά ρ χ ο υ
Π α ι α ν ι ε ύ ς
[γ] ον ω δ ε
- - ρ α γ ο υ
[Ηρα] κ λεώτου
Finally, the remains of a Late Roman workshop were revealed alongside the same road.
The excavator dates the stretch of wall and the rectangular tower in the third phase of repairs of the Long Walls.
ADelt 62 (2007) Chr., 235-238.