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

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EXCAVATIONS AT SPAETA.

exact measurement of the relative height of the blocks
impossible. The slope of the rock is, however, very slight,
and block No. 7 (Fig. 3) lies scarcely more than half a

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metre above the central area, although it is the highest of all
the blocks and the furthest removed from the centre
(10.85 m.). The arrangement is thus that of the cavea of
a theatre, with a very slight slope. All the blocks except
one lie north of a line drawn due east and west through the
centre c. Tins, however, does not prove that none formerly
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