Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


10 August 2011

Excavations in Midea 2008-2009

Κ. Demakopoulou, Ν. Divari-Valakou, Μ. Lowe Fri, Μ. Miller, Μ. Nilsson & A.-L. Schallin Opuscula - Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome 3 (2010): 7-32.


Excavations in Midea continued in 2008 and 2009 as a Greek-Swedish programme under the direction of Dr Katie Demakopoulou in collaboration with Dr Ann-Louise Schallin. On the lower west terrace of the Acropolis excavation continued in Trench C in order to conclude the investigation of the syrinx discovered in 2007. A small trench was opened in the interior of Room I to examine the deposit below its floor. Furthermore, the cleaning of a large area outside the north section of the citadel wall brought to light a large part of a massive terrace wall. Investigations were made in three adjacent locations in the area east of the East Gate: in the baulk between Trenches 3 and 9, in Trench 9S and in Trench 12. As a result of these excavations new walls were discovered, which add to our previous knowledge of the layout of the series of rooms in this area, abutting the fortification wall. The finds include fragments of important pictorial pottery as well as a cylinder seal made in soft stone.


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