Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2014

1 April 2018

Tegea IΙ. Investigations in the Sanctuary of Athena Alea 1990-94 and 2004

Edited by Erik Østby

Tegea IΙ. Investigations in the Sanctuary of Athena Alea 1990-94 and 2004

City: Athens

Year: 2014

Publisher: Norwegian Institute at Athens

Series: Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens, volume 4

Description: Hardback, 465 p., numerous b/w figures,, 21.7×30.3 cm


While the preparation of this publication has been going on, Norwegian fieldwork in the area of Tegea has developed in other directions, slowly making the place a cornerstone for Norwegian archaeological activity in Greece. Knut Ødegård and his collaborators have held a key position here, but their survey work and other projects have focused on an analysis of the landscape surrounding Tegea and on the urban centre, not on the sanctuary. We expect, however, that the results from our first excavation project in the sanctuary of Athena Alea, as they are presented here, will encourage work to be continued also there. In such a continuation also the Norwegian institute and Norwegian archaeologists want to participate. In short, we hope that our efforts at the site from 1989 to 1996 will turn out to be precisely what the title of this text suggests: an introduction.

All the chapters/articles of the book are available online:


Tegea 1990-94 and 2004: Work in the northern sector of the sanctuary [1-10]
Erik Østby

I. The sanctuary

i. The sanctuary of Athena Alea: The topographical evidence [11-26]
Erik Østby

ii. The sanctuary of Athena Alea and its setting [27-36]
Knut Ødegård & Harald Klempe

II. The excavation reports

iii. Le secteur Nord à partir de l’époque paléochrétienne [37-54]
Jean-Marc Luce

iv. The northern sector: Classical and pre-Classical layers [55-86]
Chiara Tarditi

v. Excavation in C9-C10 and D9-D10 in 1993 [87-95]
Knut Ødegård

vi. Excavation in the northern sector in 2004 [97-107]
Chiara Tarditi

III. The material
A. Pottery

vii. Early ceramics from the northern sector (10th – late 7th century B.C.) [109-121]
Mary E. Voyatzis

viii. Archaic and later pottery from the northern sector [123-162]
Mario Iozzo

B. Small objects

ix. Objects from the northern sector [163-262]
Mary E. Voyatzis

x. Stone tools from the sanctuary [263-271]
Hege Agathe Bakke-Alisøy

xi. Fragments of metal vessels from the northern sector [273-278]
Chiara Tarditi

xii. A running figure from the votive clump north of the temple at Tegea [279-280]
Jonas Eiring

xiii. The excavation at Tegea: The numismatic material [281-287]
Håkon Ingvaldsen

C. Sculpture

xiv. Statue of a woman [289-297]
Siri Sande

III. Architecture

xv. Architectural material from the northern sector [299-315]
Erik Østby

xvi. The Classical temple of Athena Alea at Tegea [317-351]
Erik Østby

xvii. Observations on the reconstruction of the Late Classical temple of Athena Alea [353-370]
Jari Pakkanen

xviii. A block from the starting line of the Tegean stadion [371-375]
Jari Pakkanen

xix. Preliminary catalogue of the building blocks in the sanctuary [377-414]
Jari Pakkanen

IV. Byzantine Tegea

xx. Tégée / Nikli et la période byzantine [415-420]
Nicolas Drocourt

xxi. Epigraphical discoveries at Tegea: A preliminary report [421-425]
Margharet Nicolardi

xxii. Human remains from Tegea [427-442]
Anne Ingvarsson-Sundström

V. Reports

xxiii. Palynological investigations in the sanctuary of Athena Alea [443-448]
Anne E. Bjune, Knut Krzywinski & Anette Overland

VI. Appendices

App. 1: Concordance with Tex numbers [453-458]
Erik Østby

App. 2: Finds by squares and square units [459-465]
Erik Østby


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