Agora Report: 1948 Excavations
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Report
Name:   1948 Excavations
Title:   Report on the Agora Excavations May, 1947-April, 1948
Author:   Homer A. Thompson
Abstract:   A report on the activities in the Athenian Agora during the period May 1947 to April 1948. The 1947 excavation lasted from March 10 to November 1. The efforts were concentrated on completing the exploration of areas that had already been opened up before The War, and in clearing a site for the Agora museum. The work was therefore confined to three areas: the southwest corner, the north slope of the Areopagus and the large area to the west of the Areopagus.
The 1948 excavation started on March 8 and was to continue through April. Work was concentrated on two objectives: first the clearance of the ancient road that ran southward from the southwest corner of the Agora past the west ends of the Middle Stoa and of the Fountain House; second, the complete exploration of the area to the west of the Areopagus, designated as a site for the permanent museum. The understanding of the importance of this area however reopened the question of where to build the museum.
Date:   10 Mar-1 Nov 1947
Section:   Κ
Comments:   Only the notebook pages for the 1948 excavations season are linked to this entry. For the year 1947, see the report 1947 Excavations.
Keyword:   Checked
PDF:   1948 Excavations.pdf
References:   Report Pages (4)
Notebooks (27)
Notebook Pages (1,035)