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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Motorway works Corinth-Tripoli-Kalamata

Motorway works Corinth-Tripoli-Kalamata, Leuktro – Sparta spur, region of Kladas-Boutianoi. Afroditi Maltezou (Ε ΕΠΚΑ) reports on excavations in this region.

At KM 42+040, an ancient wagon road (orientation SSE-NW) of the Roman period (Fig. 1) and building remains of the Archaic period were found. The street was made of compacted gravel and a few stones and tiles. According to coins, the street dates from the...

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