New archaeological area declared near Athens
|The temple of Apollo Zoster in Vouliagmeni (Attica) [Credit: To Vima]|
The temple was uncovered when children from the Vouliagmeni Orphanage playing at the beach (the Astir Beach) over the ancient temple that was buried in the sand, found a piece of polished marble with an inscription on it. Excavations were undertaken by the archaeologists K. Kourouniotes and M. Pittidis during 1926-7.
The temple is of simple structure and moderate size. The ‘nave’, i.e. the main section of the temple, has dimensions of 10,8 m x 6 m, and its entrance faces the East.
Within the newly declared archaeological site several ancient remains of different historical periods are located. Apart from the Temple of Apollo Zoster, there are a) Early Helladic antiquities (houses and fortification walls), which came to light on the southeastern elevation of the “laimos” peninsula, and the Hill of the Muses, which sit within the premises of the Asteras Hotel, b) Famous monuments of the area, as the Hieratic House, which lies within the municipal parking lot, and c) Two circular towers of Classical period, one within the Orphanage and the other in Okeanida.
Source: Archaiologia [May 17, 2013]
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