Excavating Classical Amphipolis

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Chaido Koukouli -Chrysanthaki

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The excavations carried out by D. Lazaridis between 1956 and 1984 uncovered part of the ancient city of Amphipolis and its cemeteries, 1 [fig. 1] namely the external walls, the acropolis and, within the walls, remains of public and private buildings. On the acropolis, the Early Christian basilicas destroyed the city’s important sanctuaries – those of Artemis
Tauropolos,2 Athena3 and Asclepios4 – which literary sources and fragmentary votive inscriptions locate there.(…)