Service Excavations Unearth Corinth City Walls (and other buildings)

Last week the Greek newspaper To Bima released a news article announcing new discoveries from excavations at the northern end of the village of Ancient Corinth.  The excavations, carried out by the Greek Archaeological Service in advance of the construction of the new Eleusis-Corinth-Patras highway, revealed part of Corinth’s ancient city wall dating to the Archaic age (6th century BC).  The section of wall runs 80 m long and is preserved to a height of 1.6-3.2 m.

Στο  φως το  αρχαίο  τείχος της Κορίνθου


In addition to this wall, the excavations also brought to light other ancient buildings including a Mycenaean settlement, Geometric and Archaic shrines / cult places, an enormous building of late Hellenistic date (2nd c BC), a metallurgical workshop of Protogeometric date, tombs, and a quarry.  In the quarry was found a well 17 m deep and 1.15 m in diameter filled with pottery and tiles of archaic date.

Thanks to Jamie Donati for bringing this article to my attention.


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