The Temple of Aphaia on Aegina: Further Thoughts on the Date of the Reconstruction

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The publication of further ceramic material from the terrace fills surrounding the temple of Aphaia on Aegina brings into question the present date assigned to the reconstruction by the excavation team. The cumulative effect of black-figured, red-figured, and black-glossed pottery, as well as lamps and amphorae from the terrace fills, seems to indicate that the temple may be later than the Persian wars. Much of the late material finds parallels from contexts in the Athenian Agora which are usually thought, on the conventional chronology, to date from the time of the Persian wars. If the revised views of these contexts are taken into account, then the temple of Aphaia may have to be dated lower still.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalAnnual of the British School at Athens
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1993
Externally publishedYes

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