Agora Begins Excavation Season
Supervisors, Kris Lorenzo (left) and Mike Laughy (right) keeping the records for the area of the Painted Stoa
Excavations began in the Athenian Agora on June 8th and will continue until the end of July. Fifty student volunteers from 23 universities and 7 countries are spending the summer in Athens, excavating every day from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Four areas have been opened, two overlying the building believed to be the Painted Stoa, one to the north, and a fourth in the old excavation area, just south of the Tholos. The chronological span of these areas ranges from the 6th century BC to the 10th century AD. Medieval walls appearing under the modern basement floors Student excavators on their 1 pm water break, from left to right: Hannah Tisson, Daniele Pirisino, Ashley Crooks, and Pavla Gantzios