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Archaeological Site of Episkopi at Tegea

Last Update: Nov 2013
Archaeological site, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments EPISKOPI , TEGEA , GREECE
22012 EPISKOPI , TEGEA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 2710 556540

Archaeological Site of Episkopi at Tegea - Overview

  Part of the Ancient theatre, remains of the portico of the ancient Agora and two early Christian Basilicas were revealed at excavations conducted by French Archaeologists, in the site of Episkopi at Tegea during the last century. The rest of the monuments were uncovered during recent excavations by Dr. Th. Spyropoulos.
  The two early Christian Basilicas revealed by the French Prof. Berard, were destroyed except for a part of the so called Basilica of Thyrsos, which Anastasios Orlandos published in 1953 in the "Bulletin of Byzantine and Christian Monuments of Greece", preserved mosaic floor with representation of the rivers of Edem and the months of the year. The new excavations, which were sponsored by the foundation "Viohalko-N. Stasinopoulos" were conducted during the years 1982-1995.
  The most important monuments of the site are:
•The ancient theatre of Hellenistic date.
•Parts of the Ancient Agora of Tegea, dated to Hellenistic and Roman period.
•Early Christian Basilica (5th-6th century A.D.).
•Parts of Byzantine settlement (10th-13th century A.D.).

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 2710 225243, Fax: 2710 242227, Email:  
    39th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Tripoli

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Archaeological site

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Archaeological site  
Visiting Information • Site always open
Ancient settlement • Classical period, 480-323 BC • Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Roman period, 31 BC-AD 324
Ancient monuments • Theatre / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Altars / Roman period, 31 BC-AD 324
Ancient agora  
Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments

Art & culture

Settlement • Byzantine period, AD 324-1453
On site monuments • Churches / Early Byzantine period, AD 324-610

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