An exhibition for the 30 years of archaeological excavation in Paleopolis by the Faculty of History & Archaeology of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) opened on August 4, on the island of Andros.

The excavation has brought to light parts of three public buildings of the Hellenistic period in the Agora of Ancient Andros, four cobbled streets and an Early Christian Basilica with a number of important finds such as sculptures, ceramics, coins and metallurgical objects.

Palaeopolis is the ancient capital of Andros and the only town of the island. It was founded between the 7th and the 6th century BC and flourished from the Classical to the Roman era.

In the fourth century AD. the town was destroyed by an earthquake and a part of it sank into the sea. It was inhabited until the first Byzantine era.

The exhibition for the 30 years of excavations of Paleopolis is organized by the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in collaboration with the Municipality of Andros and will last until August 30, 2017.

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Location: Empeirikion, Chora, Andros
Duration: August 4- August 30, 2017

 

Translation: Angeliki Dervou