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Chronika Project : thanks to one more training course, the Chronika project is moving forward : the issue BCH 109 (1985) is now available.

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An indispensible tool for researchers in all disciplines who wish to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries in Greece and Cyprus, Archaeology in Greece Online/Chronique des fouilles en ligne is a richly illustrated topographical database with a mapping feature to locate field projects within sites and regions.
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À Kéa, Joanne Murphy, Nathalie Abell et Alexandros Laftsidis (IIHSA) ont mené une campagne d’étude du mobilier et des données issues des prospections pédestres du projet “Kea Archaeological Research Survey”. L’objectif était l’étude de la céramique, des types de pâtes communes à l’Âge du Bronze, mais également pour d’autres périodes. Une étude pétrographique et chimique des tessons a également été entreprise. Une étude de la céramique hellénistique et...

Operation Type :
 Study
Toponym :
 Kea, Keos, Zea, Céos, Tzia, region_en, 
Key-words : Territory, Agricultural facility
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Dans la région entre Érétrie et Amarynthos, Sylavian Fachard (ESAG), Angeliki Simossi (Éphorie des antiquités d’Eubée) et Chloé Chezeaux ont mené en 2023 une troisième campagne du projet « Eretria Amarynthos Survey Project » (ou ESAP) au cours de laquelle on a complété l’exploration de la région entre Érétrie et la vallée du Sarantapotamos. Depuis 2021, 189 structures archéologiques ont ainsi été recensées et 107 000 tessons de surface et fragments de tuiles...

Operation Type :
 Survey
Toponym :
 Amarynthos, Artemision, region_en, 
Key-words : Domestic space, Cemetery, Production/extraction site, Territory
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À l’Artémision d’Amarynthos, Sylvian Fachard (ESAG) et Angeliki Simossi (Éphorie des antiquités d’Eubée) ont dirigé en 2023 la dernière campagne de fouilles prévue dans le programme d’exploration du sanctuaire. D’autres sondages sur les flancs et au pied de la colline de Palaioekklisies ont poursuivi l’exploration de vestiges plus anciens. La fouille de 2023 s’est portée sur le temple archaïque dont la construction remonte au VIIIe s. av. J.-C. L’acquisition d’un...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Amarynthos, Artemision, region_en, 
Key-words : Sanctuary, Tomb, Religious building, Temple
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À Éleon antique, Brendan Burke (Institut Canadien en Grèce/University of Victoria) a dirigé en 2023 une nouvelle campagne de fouilles, au cours de laquelle neuf nouveaux sondages ont été ouverts et un sondage a été exploré davantage afin de déterminer la date de la fortification près de l’entrée de l’acropole. La recherche s’est concentrée sur la partie Nord du bâtiment appelé « Blue Stone Structure » et on a repris la fouille dans le sondage NWA1 b, où on...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Arma, Dritsa, Dritsia (54/1955), Eleon, region_en, 
Key-words : Fortifications, Tomb, Minerals
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Latest reports updated

Theotokis Theodoulou (Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities), Chryssa Sofianou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi),m Carl Knappett (Toronto) and Andrew Shapland (Oxford) report on the second year of a three-year synergasia between the Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi, the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, and the BSA. The team investigated both the Chiona promontory, which forms the southern breakwater of Chiona beach, and the coastline just to its southeast, East...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Palaikastro, Roussolakkos, region_en, 
Key-words : Stone
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Jim  Crow (Edinburgh) and Mark Jackson (Mark Jsckson) report on a synergasia between the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and the British School at Athens, at Kato Choria, Naxos. Following several seasons of regional field survey and documentation of field structures in the vicinity of Apalirou Kastro in south Naxos (Fig. 1), the aim of the 2022 season was to initiate excavation of selected structures in the lower settlement of Kato Choria. To this end, a team of 10...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Kastro Apalirou, region_en, 
Key-words : Religious building, Church, Numismatics
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Anastasia Christophilopoulou (Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge), Michael Loy (Cambridge), Naoíse Mac Sweeney (Vienna)  report on the second season of the West Area of Samos Archaeological Project five-year research programme. The season involved intensive pedestrian field survey in the Marathokampos basin of the island’s southwest, with an aim of fully documenting the spatial extent of two known sites, and locating any smaller sites in their hinterland: the first ‘Agios...

Operation Type :
 Survey
Toponym :
 Marathokambos, region_en, 
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Mt Lykaion. Anna Karapanagiotou (National Archaeological Museum),  David Gilman Romano and Mary E. Voyatzis (ASCSA / Arizona), and Dr Konstantinos Kissas (Ephorate of Antiquities of Arkadia), report on the fifth of its five-year series of excavation seasons for the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, from June 12 to Aust 1, 2022. The team workd at the southern peak of the mountain excavating the altar of Zeus and in the lower sanctuary, on the excavation of several buildings...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Lykaion, Derbouni, region_en, 
Key-words : Public area, Sanctuary, Public building, Religious building
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Reports of most recent discoveries

Field and geoarchaeological survey in Megalopolis.  The Ephorate of the Palaeoanthropology and Speleology, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, under the management of Dr E. Panagopoulou-Karambela (EPS), Dr P. Karkana (ASCSA) and Prof. K. Harvati (University of Tübingen), report the results of the five-year field and geoarchaeological survey in Megalopolis in Arcadia.  The finds from the five, newly discovered places in the lignite mines of Megalopolis...

Operation Type :
 Geoarchaeological survey
Toponym :
 Marathoussa, Kasimi, region_en, 
Key-words : Territory, Tools/weapons, Bone, Stone
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Georgios Anastasakis and Georgios Lyras, (National Kapodistrian University of Athens) report on work carried out at Katharo Plateau on the Dikti mountain to the east of Crete in July 2023 (ID 18571; 11675). Fossils of 10 dwarf hippopotamuses were found. These animals were endemic to Crete and their fossils date back to 200,000 - 300,000 years ago. The pygmy hippopotamus, or pygmy hippo, is a small member of the hippopotamid family. Fossils of other endemic animals have been found...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Katharon, region_en, 
Key-words : Bone
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Irini Skiadaresi (Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus and Islands) reports on excavations at 8 Diamanti Street, in Neo Phaleron. An ongoing rescue excavation has so far yielded findings dated from the Classical to the late Roman times (fig.1). The findings include one stone-built enclosure from Roman times, as inferred from the excavated pottery. In addition, excavation revealed three wells, two from the Roman period and one dated from the Classical to the Hellenistic times, based on the...

Operation Type :
 Restoration/Conservation/Reconstruction
Toponym :
 Neon Faliron, region_en, 
Key-words : Public area, Hydraulic installation, Well, Numismatics
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Amygdalia Andreou reports on a collaboration between the Universities of Ioannina and Thessaly, under the direction of Alexandra Alexandridou and Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian, and the Ephorate of of Antiquities of Piraeus & Islands. This is the third of a 5-year systematic excavation project at the low hill of Lathouriza, in the region of Vari in Attica (fig.30). The project aims at reexamining and excavating the place, which was excavated in the summer of 1939, by the...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Vari, region_en, 
Key-words : Sanctuary, Fortifications, Religious building
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