Agora Deposit: G 8:1
Title:   Well
Category:   Well
Description:   Well on Slopes of Kolonos, apparently with two periods of active service. The earlier dating from ca. the turn of the era well down into the 1st c. A.D. Probable that the well was never cleaned out in antiquity; it went out of use in the 1st c. A.D., began later use in Byzantine times and finally filled with earth and rubbish.
Two objects: BI 123 and L 1509 are from the Dump and are not given a subdivision.
The ownership and purpose of a well in this place invite speculation but to little purpose. The presence of the well is, however, good evidence against there having been any much used direct thoroughfare between the Agora and the precinct of the Theseion in late Greek times. But it is not impossible that the well was put out of use by the construction of a monumental stairway connecting the two areas as some time say late in the first or early in the second century of our era. To it may belong the blocks which still lie in situ to the north and east of the well, and with it may be contemporary the propylon between the SE corner of the Apollo temple and the Metroon.
Notes:   Subdivisions:
.1=Top to 13.00m.=Byz. dump
Estimated Grid
Bibliography:   Agora IV, p. 239.
    Agora VII, p. 226.
    Agora XXI, p. 98.
    Agora XXXII, p. 298.
    Agora XXXIV, p. 182.
Chronology:   POU Early to second half 1st c. A.D.
Date:   12 February-25 March 1934
Section:   ΟΕ
Grid:   G/4,5-8/10,11
Elevation:   -18.8m.
Masl:   -18.8m.
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Pages (5)
Objects (22)
Deposit: G 8:1.1
Deposit: G 8:1.2
Lots (6)
Notebook: ΟΕ-1
Notebook: ΟΕ-2
Notebook Pages (14)