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Acrocorinth: Excavations in 1926 by Carl W. Blegen, Richard Stillwell, Oscar Broneer, Alfred

By Carl W. Blegen, Richard Stillwell, Oscar Broneer, Alfred Raymond Bellinger

The major discoveries through the 1926 season of excavations at the fortress above the most website of historic Corinth have been the rules of the temple of Aphrodite and a extraordinary Hellenistic concrete vault erected to guard the spring of higher Peirene.

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PLATE III). Its northeastern corner projected into the area previously occupied by the west end of the Church (Fig. 25). The walls of the Tower, founded on rock, were made chiefly of roughly worked limestone blocks, some of huge size, set with smaller stones in durable mortar; but they contained also a number of blocks and many fragments of poros from the Greek Temple. The interior of the Tower was divided by a comparatively narrow wall into an eastern and a western compartment, the former slightly smaller than the latter.

The antae are interesting, as they raise the question as to whether they date with the construction of the side walls of the inner chamber. The drawing shows that the faces of the antae have vertical joints at about every other course. These joints are in line with the plane of the walls of the inner chamber. Although the unjointed blocks of the antae do not course with the walls of the chamber, they are, nevertheless, bonded in. In bonding them it was necessary at times to cut rebates in the anta blocks in order to make them fit.

In a second period, not necessarily much later in time, these bases of poros were replaced with marble. The new marble bases were much smaller than their predecessors ' and were superposed directly upon the latter (Fig. 23). Two of them were uncovered in situ. No re- .. . .. . .. .. . r . r.. r Y _|E~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. '1 ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. . ... _ .... _ 'jiEi~~~~ ~ ~~~~ I l i . R . : . : : ;. Xy . wereI stl retainedI .

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