Finds from the Stoa Plateau

by Chris Sawula
3 years ago

The Doric stoa that rests upon a plateau at the top of the Western Hill of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace is easily the largest structure in the sanctuary. American Excavations Samothrace’s initial excavation of the Stoa plateau under James McCredie took place from 1962–1968 and continued in 1971–1972. In recent seasons under the directorship of Bonna D. Wescoat, this area has received renewed study in an effort to better understand the ancient building and the activities that took place in and around it. This virtual exhibition presents objects of varying type and date found on the Stoa plateau. Through these objects, we glean critical insight into how this area was used from the Hellenistic to the late Roman period: each object tells a small but important piece of the Stoa’s story.


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