Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 6.1890-1897 (1897)

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44 DISCOVERY OF A TEMPLE OF ARCHAIC PLAN.

or three other blocks were found at the east end of this wall, perhaps
in situ and intended as bases, but not connected with N. A similar,
though smaller wall (0) was found at the southwest angle, the blocks
composing the lowest course being still in situ. The northern arm
measures 4 m. X 0.70 m., while the western arm is only 1.43 X 0.90 m.
(exterior). Both these walls may be the foundations for some super-
structure, such as inscribed slabs or steles.

Trenches, d, f, were sunk to the north of the large building, but
with no result, the rock lying very close to the surface and occasion-
ally cropping out. The original trenches, g, h, were also carried down
to bed-rock, but nothing was found in them outside the wall L. The
trenches i, h, to the east, also proved of very slight importance, the
only thing found in them being a water-conduit in i, made of U-shaped
terracotta drain-tiles, 0.58 m. long, 0.22 m. wide, and 0.19 m. high,
joined apparently without cement. They are of exactly the same
shape and dimensions as the drain-tiles discovered last year at Church
V. The drain was laid on the surface of the rock, had no cover and
was in a much broken condition when found. The total length un-
covered was 6 metres; i.e., 10 tiles. It ran down due north, then
bent about 10° to the east, but was not followed up when it passed
out of the straight trench.

The inner walls of the large building were all laid bare, so as to
determine the plan with certainty, and the trenches were, in almost all
cases, both here and in the other excavations, carried to bed-rock.
Apart from the main walls, very little of interest was found, though
quite a number of small objects were brought to light. Numerous
fragments of bronze were met with, chiefly inside the building toward
the west, and also near the southwest corner, just outside the wall L.
This bronze was in the shape of roughly made rings, long helices of
wire (the diameter of the wire being 0.005-0.001 m.), a few simple
fibulae, and parts of two bowls; one consisted merely of a few frag-
ments, while the other was almost entire, but was very much corroded
and had been badly flattened out of shape. It was of very thin
sheet-metal (about 0.002 m. thick) and ornamented in repousse with
narrow flutings radiating from a circle at the bottom up the sides.
When perfect it may have been 0.15 m. in diameter and 0.06 m. deep.
At vai'ious depths were found the following terracottas : a small figure
of a seated woman, a veil over her head, but the features almost indis-
tinguishable (0.10 m. high), of very simple workmanship, similar to
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