Thessalian lake yields important discoveries

2013.11.11 06:26

A Hellenistic farm-house, a Neolithic settlement, an inn, a ceramic furnace and scores of artifacts were discovered by archaeologists at Lake Karla located in Thessaly in central Greece. These discoveries were made during the course of rescue excavations before the lake is turned into a major water reservoir.

Thessalian lake yields important discoveries
Aerial view of the excavations at Lake Karla, Thessaly
[Credit: Taxydromos]

According to official reports, the archaeologists uncovered a large farmhouse with numerous rooms in an area called “Tserli” which dates to the Hellenistic period (2nd century BC) and which has yielded over 500 artefacts.

A Late Neolithic settlement within a walled enclosure also yielded scores of ceramics and sculptures in the area designated Amygdale-1.

Nearby, at Amygdale-2, they found a farm-house and ceramic furnace dating to the Hellenistic period and which may have served as an inn.

The archaeologists also unearthed a section of another stone-built enclosure wall, a stone-built bench, two children's cist graves and a rectangular construction dating to the Middle Bronze Age at Amygdale-3.

The Central Archaeological Council said that, the farmhouse at “Tserli” with its many rooms and rectangular courtyard will be preserved on-site, while the other more durable monuments are to be moved to a nearby nature reserve.

Source: Taxydromos [08-11-2013]

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