Agora Report: 1958 Υ
Title:   Section Υ: 1958 Excavation Report
Author:   Dorothy Burr Thompson
Abstract:   Two areas at the north foot of the Areopagus were uncovered. The first area did not yield much of interest due to modern disturbances. Excavations of a well, three pits and a water channel produced however ancients material.
In the second area the only significant ancient remains lay along the southeast side of the northerly part of the section. Some traces of the West Street running north-south with a water-channel underneath, appeared. Evidence suggest it was laid out in the early 5th c. B.C. due to the reorganization after the Persian Wars. The water channel probably went out of use after the Herulian destruction.
Scanty remains of some houses were excavated: the South House, the North House, and the Southeast Houses (I and II) which was a complex of ten rooms. The investigation led to the conclusions that the houses were laid out on a city grid system with alleys dividing them, drains were constructed under the houses, and wells provided drinking water. They were modest houses and built approximately at the same time, probably shortly after 479 B.C. Some time after 300 B.C. an extensive rebuilding took place and possibly second stories were erected. Little evidence remain from late Hellenistic to late Roman period but habitation continued in the area until Byzantine times.
Date:   3 Mar-3 May 1958
Section:   Υ
Keyword:   Checked
PDF:   1958 Υ.pdf
References:   Report Pages (16)
Objects (4)
Deposit: L 17:1
Deposit: L 17:2
Notebook: Υ-4
Notebook: Υ-5
Notebook Pages (108)