Opuscula Atheniensia
Annual of the Swedish Institute at Athens No. 29, 2004

Edited By Brita Alroth
December 2005
Paul Astroms Forlag
ISBN: 9179160506
107 pages, Illustrated, 8 ¼” x 11 ¾”
$129.50 Paper Original

Excavations in Midea continued in 2003 as a Greek-Swedish undertaking under the direction of Dr. Katie Demakopoulou in collaboration with Dr. Ann-Louise Schallin. In the Southwestern part of the Acropolis on a plateau north of the West Gate more rooms were found belonging to two buildings previously uncovered; part of a third building was excavated, which has a large main room with a bench.

The investigation of the drainage system discovered in this area in 2002 continued and was concluded. Important finds from the complex of buildings are abundant raw materials and tools, which suggest the existence of specialized workshops, and fragments of terracotta wheelmade figures, including a female head.

Work continued outside the East Gate where the remains of a Cyclopean ramp had been found, providing further information for the construction and the layout of this structure. Inside the East Gate some stones were removed from the threshold; the stratigraphy of the gateway and the inner gate area close to the entrance was investigated. East of the East Gate cleaning operations in a ruined room brought to light stone tools and large fragments of fine and coarse ware vessels.


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