Agora Report: 1992 Excavations
Title:   Report on Excavations in the Athenian Agora 1992
Author:   T. Leslie Shear, Jr.
Abstract:   This is a report on the archaeological excavations in the Athenian Agora during 1992. The investigations continued in two areas: on the south side of Hastings Street and along the north side of Hadrian Street. In ancient times the latter area lay at the northwest corner of the Agora; the former lay north of the market square along the street leading out of the Agora.
In the northernmost section, Byzantine levels were dug, revealing a complex of two rooms and a courtyard bounded by streets. Three large pithoi were found in one of the rooms. A well first used in the Roman period, and reused in the Byzantine period, was dug and produced a large number of finds, amongst them a herm head from the Classical period. Further southeast along the street, the remains of a small Byzantine chapel was uncovered.
In the southeast corner of the excavated area, the badly preserved foundations of the church of Aghios Nikolaos were investigated and removed.
The great double channel of the Eridanos River was thoroughly investigated. A series of poros doric column drums used in the north wall of the channel were partly uncovered. The drums were probably taken down from the Stoa Poikile to be reused in the channel.
Date:   8 Jun-7 Aug 1992
Section:   ΒΕ
Keyword:   Checked
References:   Report Pages (10)