Excavations in ancient Pella to be continued
|View of the archaeological site at Pella [Credit: Archaiologia]|
In an area of 70,000 square metres, the building complex of the ancient Agora, which flourished in Hellenistic times, housed the biggest part of the production activities of Pella in various workshops – ceramic workshops, workshops of koroplastic art, of the production of food, procession of metals and perfumery. Also shops, administration buildings, and the city’s archive, where clay sealings for papyri were found.
The excavations of 2012 were conducted in the northern and eastern Stoa, in the central courtyard and the area of the public archive of Pella, where a church-like rectangular building was located. One of the aims in 2013 is to further investigate the temple and restore the architectural form and the finding of the deity worshipped in it.
Furthermore, during the excavations in 2013 many coins were found, some silver, and a great number of clay and storage vessels, many of which have stamped handles. Also, many figurines, lamps and metal objects were found, among which an iron cheek-piece.
Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ via Archaiologia [April 08, 2013]