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Archaeological Discoveries in Sicily and Magna Graecia

  • Umberto Zanotti-Bianco


In my previous report (JHS, 1938, p. 247) I spoke of the work being carried on at Syracuse to bring to light the remains of the temple of Apollo. The east, north, and west sides had been freed by then, whilst the southern side was still hidden under seventeenth- and eighteenth-century houses, so that it had never been possible to dig trial trenches through their foundations to ascertain if any part of the temple was preserved there. The demolition of the houses and the excavation under the modern ground level beginning from the south-west angle have fully satisfied our hopes. Five columns of the southern flank of the peristasis have appeared, preserved to a height of over 2 metres, with the stylobate beneath them (Fig. 1): only the angle column had been destroyed during the building of the walls of the Spanish barracks. The cella is equally well preserved, and a third of its total length has already been liberated, although the work is in temporary suspense owing to unsettled disputes with the owners of the houses. The southern flank of the archaic Syracusan temple appears to be in much better condition than the others.



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page 222 note 1 La più antica ceramica dipinta in Italia. Roma, 1934.

page 228 note 1 ΚΑΛΛΙΜΑΧΟΣ





Archaeological Discoveries in Sicily and Magna Graecia

  • Umberto Zanotti-Bianco


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