Week 3: July 9 – 15

45 am packing up the four vans with the equipment for the day.  The trip from Ano Karyes to the lower sanctuary takes about 10 minutes by car and to the upper site takes about 20 minutes.
Typical morning scene at 6:45 am packing up the four vans with the equipment for the day. The trip from Ano Karyes to the lower sanctuary takes about 10 minutes by car and to the upper site takes about 20 minutes.
Our colleague from the Tripolis Ephoreia, Vassilis Papadopoulos, arrives and opens the two trenches that will be supervised by the Greek Archaeological Service, one in the area above the seats in the lower sanctuary and the other in the area of the temenos near the altar. Several workmen from the Greek Archaeological Service are added to the work force.

Workman Thanassis Christeas cleaning the area in front of the “xenon” wall.
Workman Thanassis Christeas cleaning the area in front of the “xenon” wall.
Mark Davison presents an update on his work on the subject of the Archaeological Park proposal. He and Danae Whipp have been gathering data again this summer relating to the use of the area of Mt. Lykaion in the planning of the larger park. We are expecting the visit of our colleague Professor Costas Cassios from the National Polytechnic University who is instrumental in our planning process.

Pam Jordan presenting her Masters thesis work.
Pam Jordan presenting her Masters thesis work.
Pam Jordan gives a presentation on the subject of her Master’s thesis at the University of Pennsylvania considering the possible planning theory of the site of the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion.

Reagan Ruedig working on the drawing of the Xenon wall.
Reagan Ruedig working on the drawing of the Xenon wall.

The topographical and Survey work continues under the direction of Andrew Insua.

Mark Davison and Danae Whipp contemplating the landscape.
Mark Davison and Danae Whipp contemplating the landscape.

The long weekend for the students include Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. Many students take the bus to Nauplion while others go to Athens and some to nearby islands. I stay in Ano Karyes together with a number of others and spend much of Saturday on a shopping expedition to Tripolis.

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