New research on Carian Labraunda in Late Antiquity
2007 (English)In: Opuscula Atheniensia: Annual of the Swedish Institute at Athens, ISSN 0078-5520, Vol. 31/32, 231-255 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
New archaeological excavations and surveys have been initiated in Carian Labraunda during 2005 and 2006—aimed at investigating Late Antique activities on the site. The Late Roman and Early Byzantine remains of the sanctuary have not been closely examined previously. However, these epochs have left significant traces behind, in the form of large buildings such as the Byzantine Church and the South Thermae. There are also several Early Byzantine alterations of Classical Hekatomnid buildings, for example in the Oikoi and the Doric House. Excavations have been carried out in the church, resulting in new knowledge of the edifice’s architectural context and producing large quantities of Late Antique finds. Furthermore, a new plan of the South Thermae, the first complete one, is being produced, along with descriptions of the walls and building-materials. The new project also deals with the documentation of architectural marbles of Late Antiquity. Finally, an initial report is presented here, describing a sculptured marble capital, of Early Byzantine type, which was found in 2005. The capital is one of only a few Late Antique marbles to have escaped Labraunda’s medieval limekilns. The design of its ornament is described and discussed in relation to a comparable example found in Carian Bargylia.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 31/32, 231-255 p.
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-39881OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-39881DiVA: diva2:321790