Ancient Pella workshop discovered

 

 Ancient Pella workshop discovered

Ancient Pella workshop discovered

    A recently excavated ceramics workshop has yielded a plethora of information concerning the economic activities of Hellenistic-era Pella, one of the most significant sites in the ancient kingdom of Macedon, according to archaeologists in Thessaloniki on Monday, who spoke during a presentation of artifacts and findings.

    The workshop, unearthed by archaeologists of the culture ministry’s 17th directorate of prehistoric and classical studies, was discovered north of the new entrance of the Pella archaeological site. It is believed to have been in operation between the final quarter of the 4th century BC and 200 BC.

    A plumbing system used to clean the potter’s clay is among the most notable findings, while a furnace and storage areas were also uncovered.

    Movable artifacts include pottery casts, vessels, fragments of statuettes and silver and bronze coins.

   

    Caption: An aerial view of an ancient ceramics workshop recently excavated at the Pella archaeological site in northern Greece, one of the most significant sites in the ancient kingdom of Macedon, the homeland of Philip II and Alexander the Great, was presented in Thessaloniki on Monday, March 30, 2009 by culture ministry archaeologists. ANA-MPA / STR.

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