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The first trial excavations: L. Renaudin (1920-1922)

Roman “heroa” discovered near the spring by L. Renaudin (1921).
The first investigations were conducted in 1920 by Louis Renaudin, then a member of the French School at Athens. He returned to the field in 1921 and 1922, identified several superimposed occupation layers in the centre of the tell, and collected many objects. Among these, the Neolithic anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines were given special attention. Two Roman « heroa » were also identified close to the spring, but these could be instead the foundations of a triumphal arch built at the eastern exit of the city of Philippi. His works are briefly mentioned in the Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique.

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