Researchers have uncovered numerous buildings and artifacts, such as valuable jewelry made of gold and silver, at a site dedicated to the worship of the Greek deity Artemis.
According to a recent post on social media by Greece’s Ministry of Culture, a significant structure located at the center of the sanctuary was discovered in 2017. In 2023, another temple was uncovered, which yielded a collection of valuable artifacts and jewelry, as reported by the ministry. Additional excavations also revealed buildings dating back to the 9th and 8th centuries B.C.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Culture, a team of archaeologists from Switzerland and Greece conduct excavations every year. The project began approximately 15 years ago.
During the 2023 excavations, a temple from the seventh century B.C. was discovered. It was approximately 100 feet in length, a common size for temples constructed during that era. The interior of the temple contained various structures, such as hearths used as altars and a horseshoe-shaped altar covered in ash containing charred bones. According to the ministry, some of the altars may have been built before the temple itself, as pottery found on the horseshoe-shaped altar dates back to the eighth century B.C.
Reported findings of a historic water channel constructed by a ruler of the Roman Empire, in addition to the discovery of over 25 silver coins.