Megara - 2009
Megara, Loukianos Street and Platonos Street, O.T. 28, property of M. Toubaniaris. Panagiota Avgerinou (Γ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of three graves, remains of a building, and deposits from a pottery workshop.
A large number of amphora sherds dating to the Late Roman period was found in an extensive burnt destruction layer. A wall found in this area could date to the same period.
Graves 2, 3 and 4 dated to the late 5th to first half of the 3rd century BC. All were oriented NW.
Grave 2: covered pit, with dimensions 1.72 x 0.54 x 0.26m. Skeleton in supine position with head to S. Aryballoid lekythos, closed vessel, and buckle.
Grave 3: pit burial of infant, with dimensions 1.60 x 0.50 x 0.30m. Skeleton in supine position with head to S. Aryballoid lekythos, and buckle.
SE and lower than Grave 3 there were seven figurines and a phiale, dating to the end of the 4th or start of the 3rd century BC. They had been placed in a small cavity in the natural rock.
Grave 4: sarcophagus, with dimensions 1.90 x 0.55 x 0.54m. Skeleton in supine position wiht head to the S.
Walls of the building uncovered were associated with light red coarse pottery, and also black-painted Attic vessels. There were also 30 unpainted conical cylinders (resembling baskets). Two unpainted vessels include some amphoras, pieces of pithos lips, some lekanes, trefoil oinochoai, and a few jugs. Most of the pottery is dated to the second half of the 4th century or first half of the 3rd century BC. There were also some clay figurines, and a few iron fragments.
To the E of the plot, a deep pit was found with a small amount of pottery of the Classical period, and river gravel. Near the foundation of a nearby wall to the NE, a few sherds from the Archaic to Late Roman periods were gathered.
ADelt 65 (2010), Chr., 95-96