Aegosthena Excavation 1893
The main goal of the excavation was to make plans and photographs of the fortification walls, and acquire more information on the cult of Melampus that took place at Aegosthena. The town's excavations revealed rock-cut foundations which could not be identified. Proofs of human occupation were found in the nearby cave but no religious use could be confirmed. An important number of tombs were also excavated, as well as another site suspected to have held a temple according to the statuettes and terracottas found there. The site's fortifications are from between the 5th and 4th century BCE.
Active in 1893.
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Benson, Edward F. 1895. Aegosthena. JHS 15. 15: 314-324.
[Journal] British School at Athens. Report of the Managing Committee, For the Session, 1892-93, and of the Annual Meeting of Subscribers, July 19th, 1893.