ATHENS - 2009
Athens, 6 Tsami Karatasou. N. Sakka (Γ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discoveries of Geometric burials and Classical and Late Roman architectural remains. The burials include two shallow pit graves and one cist grave which contained Geometric pottery sherds.
The classical architectural remains include a 5th c. room, a 5th c. kiln, a 4th c. road and a 4th-3rd c. house. The road has retaining walls on both sides and a drain running alongside it. It attests to three consecutive road surfaces all of which preserve wheel ruts. The 4th c. house was destroyed in the first quarter of the 3rd c. Three semi-basement rooms were excavated, which served as storerooms. The house was covered by a destruction layer containing roof tiles, storage vessels, table ware, cooking pots and numerous look weights.
The Late Roman architectural remains include a rubble wall, two cisterns (one piriform and one bell-shaped), and a horseshoe-shaped terracotta pipe. The cisterns preserve hydraulic concrete internally and appear to have fallen out of use in the 4th c. A.D.
Additional finds from the area include two marble stelai dating in the 4th c. B.C. The almost intact stelai preserve the following inscriptions:
Inscription 1: Ἀρίστυλλα
T. Michalakopoulou and Z. Kalmpokini carried out the excavation under the supervision of N. Sakka.