A history of research

An initial excavation was undertaken in 1915 by the Greek archaeologist J. Hatzidakis, who identified in the ruins a Minoan palace similar to the one at Knossos.

He invited the French School at Athens to carry on the research, which was done from 1922 onwards, under the direction of J. Charbonneaux and then F. Chapouthier, who completed the uncovering of the building in 1930. Investigations and additional surveys were carried out there until 1992.

From 1930 the necropolises and the town’s residential areas (designated by letters of the Greek alphabet) were explored by the FSA’s French and foreign members.

A systematic survey of the plain around the town was carried out in 1989.
 

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Megali Vrisi, plot of A. Athanitis, Lefkada
Megali Vrisi, plot of A. Athanitis, Lefkada. Vivian Staikou (ΛΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the continuation of the excavation of a Roman farmhouse, first discovered in 2006. 

Twenty six more rooms were discovered this year, dating between the early Hellenistic and Roman periods. 

To the E, rooms were found that seem to have been used for the storage of wine. There were also tanks that...
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