Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 5.1886-1890

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is, besides the substructure, a course of the wall itself. This is of the
peculiar double construction seen in all the walls here which are in any
way finished. They are, as shown in Fig. 4, made up of stones cut
evenly on the outside, but irregular on the inside, and, as an inner
facing for these, of smaller stones cut evenly on the exposed side. The
walls g e, which are of irregular polygonal stones, have no apparent
connection with the building, and are probably older. Their upper
surface is below that of the substructure-walls of the building. About
0.50 ni. from the corner d and 1.25 ra. below the wall cd, lies a sort
of trough of schistous stone, the outside measurements of which are
1.32 by 0.80 m., the inside, 0.84 by 0.50 m. The depth of the hollow
is 0.18 m. This trough or basin, evidently in situ, at such a depth must
point to some very early occupation of the site. Exactly what was the

Fig. 5.

purpose of the structure Z>, T am unable to suggest. The wall E,
12.10 m. long, forms part of the peribolos-wall, which was in part made
up by the walls of some of the buildings enclosed within the sacred
precinct. This wall also is double, but the blocks arc of large dimen-
sions on both sides, as is shown in Fig. 5. Fig. G gives a side view of
the substructure and of the upper course, which now begins 4.03 m.
from the corner c. The Figure shows the peculiar cutting upon the
face of these stones, namely, in long nicks arranged alternately. The
length of these nicks varies from 0.02 to 0.05 m. Along the whole length
of this wall there extends on the outside, upon a level with the lower
part of the substructure, a platform formed of irregularly shaped slabs.
The greatest width of this platform is 2.28 m., but the average width is
about 2 m.
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