Ανασκαφή στο ανάκτορο της ΠέλλαςPart of : Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη ; Vol.3, No.1, 1989, pages 67-74
The palace of Pella : the sector of the underground room with the columns
The excavation of the underground room with the columns was continued. A large cistern which supplied with water the near-by basin and the area of the northern fortification wall of the citadel, located 4 to 6 m. from the basin, were excavated. The cistern is rectangula (9,50x 1,90 m. and 2,60 m. deep) and was used as adeposit after the destruction of its western part. It was built in the late 4th or early 3rdcentury B.C., since the deposit dates to the reign of Antigonos Gonatas. The fortification wall is 3,30 m. wide. The first row of stones planted in the foundation ditch is only preserved. A rectangular tower (7x6,40 m.) was discovered in the area north from the cistern. There is not enough evidence for the dating of the wall; it was probably built during the reign of Kassander. The underground room with the columns was probably used for the circulation of hot air under the floor of a bath.
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