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By Carl W. Blegen, Richard Stillwell, Oscar Broneer, Alfred Raymond Bellinger

ISBN-10: 0876610319

ISBN-13: 9780876610312

The major discoveries throughout the 1926 season of excavations at the fort above the most website of historical Corinth have been the principles of the temple of Aphrodite and a striking Hellenistic concrete vault erected to guard the spring of higher Peirene.

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50 m. of the present surface. Around the well was a loose fill of stones and d6bris, including a large stagshorn. Around this fill the earth was stratified and hard, as over the entire area. The layer of roof tiles had been cut through, and we found where it stopped sharply all around the edge of the fill. The disposition of stones and earth showed that the Byzantine grave had been touched at its FIGURE FIGURE 41. 42. EAST RETAINING WEST RETAINING WALL WALL [ 41 ] 42 CORINTH south side, but it does not seem to have been otherwise disturbed at that time.

Below ground. Beneath these the earth was stratified as though by the washing down of dirt during successive rainy seasons. These walls belonged to the same system as the wall that was uncovered and removed slightly below the lime stratum mentioned above. Beneath the gravel strata were Roman coins ACROCORINTH: UPPER PEIRENE 4,VI FIGURE 34. BASIN. D. and a number of fourth century Roman lamps. The transverse wall at the west end of the platform proved to be the eastern wall of a square water basin of Roman construction (Figs.

F'.? SKELETON, F'IGURE 2,8. I.... ::i kik... ,. F'EET CROSSED B WITH " F~IGURE 80. '~. 4:. ................. -~-~:~< .. A: J ... FIGURE 29. IN A TRENCH HEWN THROUGH GRAVE OF THE APSE FOUNDATIONS THE [ 27] 28 CORINTH Church(Fig. 30), only of shatteredfragments. The earliestware recoveredwas of the Geometric style: some good specimenswere unearthedat various points about the summit, chieflyin the lowest layer of depositand in crevicesin the rock. Almost all werefromsmall vessels, neatly paintedwith geometricaldesignsin a shiny, brownishblack glaze; one fragment bore a row of long-neckedbirds.

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