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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Sur la route nationale entre Larissa et Trikala, L. Chatziaggelakis, N. Alexiou et Ph. Sophianou (XXXIVe éphorie des antiquités préhistoriques et classiques) ont mené en 2011 une fouille de sauvetage au lieu-dit Voula, qui se trouve à l’intérieur du site archéologique de la ville antique de Pelinna.
Dans le secteur A, la fouille a mis au jour à...
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A collaborative project with the BSA.