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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Almiros Aigeiras (New railway line Athens to Patras)
Almiros Aigeiras (New railway line Athens to Patras). Erofili-Iris Kolia (ΣΤ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of a cemetery, in the western sector of which were five tile covered and four pit graves of the Late Hellenistic period (Figs. 1, 2). All were aligned on a N-S axis and included bronze coins and pottery. In the eastern sector were rubble walls and part of a floor, while to the south of...
A collaborative project with the BSA.