ATHENS - 2009
Athens, Androutsou, Phalerou and 44 Markou Mpotsari Streets. N. Sakka and E. Tsalkou (Γ’ ΕΠΚΑ) report on the discoveries of Classical burials and a Late Hellenistic to Late Roman workshop (Fig 1).
Burial 1: poros sarcophagus containing a squat lekythos with a palmette.
Burial 2: terracotta larnax containing fragments from a bronze pin and a white-ground lekythos.
Burial 3: cist grave containing three black-glazed squat lekythoi and a white-ground lekythos.
Burial 4: pyre. Sherds from a black-glazed lekythos were found in the ashes.
Burial 5: cist grave containing three white-ground lekythoi, an iron ring and a bronze pin.
Burial 6: pit grave containing six black-glazed squat lekythoi. Three of these were red-figure.
All burials date from the last quarter of the 5th c. until the first quarter of the 4th c. B.C.
Workshop: A 1st c. B.C.-1st c. A.D. tile workshop was found. It contained three kilns. In Late Roman times it continued to operate as a workshop. Nevertheless, it is unclear what was produced. From this latter period, two conical, stone basins were found along with two rock cut pits for the accommodation of more basins. A pi-shaped pipe was also excavated. The floor was built with stone and terracotta slabs as well as spolia. These include two marble funerary stelai dating in the 1st-2nd centuries A.D. (Asimakopoulou-Lintzeri 2003-2009). Finally, a large drain was found.