Atkinson, Thomas [Mitarb.]
Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos — London, 1904

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THE ARCHITECTURE.

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town. We can lay down, probably with an approach to correctness, the
position of several streets (Fig. 25), we have some ten complete plans oi'
houses, and the walls are left Standing to a much greater height. than those
of the later age (compare the sections, Fig. 59).

The streets were perhaps on anaverage one and a half metres wide, and
ran almost due north to south, and east to west. They were in fact footways
with, doubtless, flights of Steps where the gradients were steep. In Fig. 25, a
restoration of part of the town has been attempted. The streets appear to
coincide to a great extent with those of the succeeding period. If this

Fic. 25.—Block-Plan of part of the Town of Period II.

The darkest shade shows Streets, the middle tint Houses, and the lightest tint Open Spaces
(the two latter conjeetural). Tlic parallel lines across the streets show the probable position

of Steps.

surmise is correct it would have been necessary, in excavating, to destroy
these latter togetlier with the drains which ran nnder them, in Order to
expose those of the earlier town. This was not done. The dircctions of the
streets, their width, and the positions of flights of steps, are, therefore, con-
jectured from the evidence afforded by the arrangements of the varions
houses. The general plan is therefore based on the details. The details
thcmselves, liowever, are often puzzling enough. One of the difficulties is
to say how much space was roofed in, and how much was open yard. At
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