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    On the sites of ancient Isthmia - near the narrow land connection between the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland - American archaeologist have been busy for several months, excavating a theatre-stadium and exploring two cave temples.

  • Description

    On the sites of ancient Isthmia - near the narrow land connection between the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland - American archaeologist have been busy for several months, excavating a theatre-stadium and exploring two cave temples.

    Carried out under the direction of Dr Oscar Broneer, Professor of Classical Studies at Chicago University, and his assistants, Dr John Hathery and Dr Elizabeth Gebhard, the excavation of the theatre is now complete. It is thought to have been built between 200 and 150 BC, to be used for the Isthmian Games.

    Most interesting among the finds at Isthmia are two caves, dating back to fourth century BC, which have yielded a treasure of archaeologically significant objects including amphorae, vases, lamps and implements. In the opinion of Dr Broneer, these caves were used as cult centres for the Mystery rites of Isthmia. They were found near temples dedicated to the worship of Demeter, Dionysios and Artemis.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8IFRPO5CQWJR6VB8BJ8DM65Q3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IFRPO5CQWJR6VB8BJ8DM65Q3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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