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  • ARCHIMAGE : The latest pictures

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    Delphes - Sanctuaire d'Apollon - C304

    SUJET : DECOUVERTE D' ANTINOUS
    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

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    Messene-6122
    Messene. P. Themelis (ASA) reports on continuing excavations and restoration at the site. In the area of the north stoa (Fig. 1), which is 196 m. long, a column of one of the Corinthian inner colonnades was restored to a height of 5 m and a large gamma-shaped platform with a long stone bench in front of its east side restored (Fig. 2). The later baths (balaneion) (5th to 7th c. AD), built almost in the middle of the stoa were almost completely uncovered and their rooms distinguished clearly. Another structure uncovered in the Agora is the dining hall (deipnisterion), where worshippers of Messana, queen of the land of Messene, who had been deified, dined (Fig. 3). The goddess' temple lies close to the building, to the east. The dining hall was constructed in the Hellenistic period a
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