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

ISBN-10: 0876610319

ISBN-13: 9780876610312

The major discoveries throughout the 1926 season of excavations at the fort above the most website of old Corinth have been the rules of the temple of Aphrodite and a striking Hellenistic concrete vault erected to guard the spring of higher Peirene.

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II, 5531. 4 J. Schmidt, Ath. Mitt. VI, 1881, p. 355; Skias, loc. , 6E'. 5 A Latin form of the Greek iXepws. See Pape, op. , III, 2, p. 1618. 6 J. Schmidt, loc. , b; Skias, loc. , 6r'. 7 Cyriacus of Ancona, op. , No. 126; J. Schmidt, loc. , c; C. I. , III, 540. 8 Skias, loc. , 6Z'; I. , IV, 379. 9 Skias, loc. , 6H'; I. , IV, 380. 2 NO. 7, a-g CORINTH 54 The screen,unlike the walls of the entrance,is madeof soft porosoriginallycoveredwith stucco, most of which has disappeared. The entranceto the spring must have remained open to the sky for a very long time, and that accountsfor the weatheringon the front surface of the wholefagade.

475 hi1h cm. DAIG OFUPRPIEESHWN 1BS E FE TE ELEVATION OF SCREEN sales planr tor SevttOiOt COpnDTO E [ 33 ] 34 CORINTH dating mediaeval times, and the wall and fill in the chamber were cleared away. The removal of a row of blocks forming the top step of a flight of stairs that led down to the screen which divides the south from the north chamber, revealed a well-built platform. It was of limestone cobbles of irregular shape, laid in and partly covered by a hard cement which was turned up at the east and south of the platform against large stones which continued the polygonal wall construction of the sides of the chamber.

The extreme clearness of the water, as remarked by earlier travellers, was quite apparent, so much so that on several occasions visitors stepped into it before they were aware. A square hole near the north end of the outer chamber indicated another well. This was opened so as to afford more light for subsequent operations. Throughout the campaign, the workmen residing on Acrocorinth used the spring as their source of water supply. A survey made the year before had determined the position of the walls of the spring.

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