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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-04-08

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Excavations at Alexander the Great's capital city to continue

  • [01] Excavations at Alexander the Great's capital city to continue

    AMNA--Excavations at the ancient agora of Pella, capital city of Alexander the Great's and his father Philip's kingdom, have been renewed for another five years under University of Thessaloniki professor of classical archaeology Ioannis Akamatis, following the Central Archaeological Council's approval.

    Field work will focus on the area south of the agora, the northern stoa, the central square and the eastern wing, to look for structures earlier than the hellenistic metropolis' remains of the mid-4th century BC to the 2nd century BC.amna

    The compound of the ancient agora covers 70,000 square metres and contained multiple buildings and workshops attesting to the city's economic strength - from ceramic and sculpture studios, to metal processing, food and perfume manufacturing, administrative offices and the city's archive, containing the clay stamps of papyrus records.

    Excavations last year revealed a temple-like rectangular structure that will be researched further, several coins, ceramic storage vessels stamped with identifiable data and statuettes.


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