Area of the Church of the Virgin Mary, Ktismata - 2007
Area of the Church of the Virgin Mary, Ktismata. Christos Kleitsas (IB’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on discoveries made during works on local sewage drainage.
In the plot of 250 sq. m, sections of five walls were revealled, with lengths 6.05m, 6.90m, 9.50m, 2.90m and 16.20m. Their width varies between 0.–0.8m, and the largest wall is preserved to a height of 1.20m. Together they form part of a structure (Fig. 1), which seems to have been destroyed by fire in the Byzantine period.
Various ceramics were found here, including storage and cooking vessels, perfume jars and lamps. Terra sigillata was found, some with embossed decoration (Fig. 2). A few sherds of black Hellenistic pottery was found, indicating an older phase of the building. 20 bronze coins and a few bronze objects were found (including nails), and some fragments of glass. Bones of domestic animals were found.
ADelt 62 (2007), Chr., 779–80