Ancient relief discovered in Perissa

Ancient relief discovered in Perissa
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Posted by Greeka on 11 Jan 2012

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An ancient relief was discovered yesterday by chance, during excavational works for the water supply and sewerage system in Perissa Santorini. The relief which is 1,82m long, 0,91m wide and 0,51m thick depicts two male figures sitting on a couch. The man on the right is of mature age and above him there is the insciption MELIS, which is his name. The man on the left side is young and the insciption above him reads HARIKLIS.

The wider region of Perissa is of great archaeological interest. This is why the Archaeological Service was watching the excavational works and the relief was pulled up without any problem. The archaeologists will examine the relief to determine its dating.

Watch the relief pulling on YouTube

The photo and the video are from www.neasantorinis.gr

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rbisschops wrote on Jan 11, 2012

Very interesting, Zrobbie

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rbisschops wrote on Jan 11, 2012

Is the object going to the Archeological museum,
If yes, I would like to visit in May or June, when I am on the Isle of Santorini, staying in Perissa.

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greeka wrote on Jan 12, 2012

I know that archaeologists need some time to clean and conserve the relief, and also they need to study the age. I can't tell for sure that it will be displayed this year.

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