MOSCHATO-Piraeus Avenue - 2007
Moschato, 7 Piraeus Avenue (O.T. 229-234-234-236, property of KARENTA AE). A-M Anagnostopoulou and M. Raftopoulou (ΚΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) report on the discovery of a two-phase building with a SW-NE orientation (Fig 1). The earlier-phase building (building B) measures 5.50x8.60 m., had a stone-built superstructure and an entrance at its south side. Its stone threshold is preserved in situ. The later-phase building (building A) measures 7.35x5.50 m. and its superstructure was not preserved. The excavators consider the possibility of this building having been unroofed. Its entrance was at its south, long side, directly over the entrance of building B. An altar-like structure was excavated at a small distance from the building’s entrance. An undecorated poros stele was found NE of the ‘altar’. Finally, two monolithic pillars, interpreted by the excavators as horoi, were found at the east part of the plot. All the aforementioned finds lie on the same axis as the entrance of the building. Pottery sherds date the two building phases in the Archaic and Classical periods respectively. The function the building served remains largely indeterminate due to the lack of any characteristic small finds.