• Short Summary

    Recent excavations at Corinth by a team of American archaeologists, have brought to light the theatre-stadium, where the Isthmian Games, a national festival of ancient Greece, were held.

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    Recent excavations at Corinth by a team of American archaeologists, have brought to light the theatre-stadium, where the Isthmian Games, a national festival of ancient Greece, were held.

    Working on the site, are Chicago University Professor, Dr. Oscar Broneer, his assistant Miss Elizabeth Gebhard, and Miss Ann Knudsen of Pennsylvania University.

    Digging began some time ago along the Isthmus (neck) of Corinth on the southern bank, where the famous Games took place every three years in honour of the Sea God, Poseidon. These continued even after the proclamation of Greece as a Roman Province in 146 B.C.

    So far, the entrance to the stadium, the orchestra pit, and part of the semi-circular stone seating, have been unearthed. By the temple of Poseidon, two "mystery" caves, supported by columns and walls, have been discovered - one in the Temple yard and another near the stadium.

    Excavations have revealed a number of important Corinthian and Athenian finds belonging to the 5th and 6th Century B.C. Marble statues, vases, water vessels and household tools are among recent acquisitions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA988PFZ67Y3SFZBSZ5AKC7H7FV
    Media URN:
    VLVA988PFZ67Y3SFZBSZ5AKC7H7FV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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