Ανάδειξη ελληνιστικής πόλης ΦλώριναςPart of : Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη ; Vol.19, No.1, 2005, pages 569-577
Development of the hellenistic city of Fiorina
The conservation and development of the Hellenistic city of Fiorina was included in the West Macedonia District programme of the 3rd CSF in August 2002 and completed in March 2006.The archaeological site is in the south of Fiorina, on the embankments on the north flank of the densely overgrown hill of Ayios Pandeleimonas. A little lower down, on the site of the former Xenia hotel, part of the same city had been excavated in 1930-4, the remains then being buried when the hotel was built.The work of the 17th Inspectorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities began in the 1980s with brief excavation periods until 1995, when the task of excavating and conserving the site was brought into the 2nd CSF, in the context of which the development study was also drawn up.An area of 28,500 sq.m was expropriated for the development of the excavated site of some 0.8 ha. The entrance is from the asphalt road which passes in front of it and continues on to the top of the hill. A sign for the site was erected by the entrance, a carpark and warden’s office were constructed, and the part of the site facing the road was fenced. Lighting, a water supply, and a system for draining rainwater were installed, and then the visitors’ routes were mapped out and laid. The main route, which runs around the east, south, and part of the west perimeter of the site, is surfaced with gravel mixed with quarry dust resting on a layer of gravel encased in wooden laths and stones and with a sharp slope to allow rainwater to run off. Part of the south side of this walkway and the entire east stretch are surfaced with timber and secured with a wooden guardrail, as at these points visitors are walking above the architectural remains. Smaller paths give access to the streets of the ancient city. Wooden structures were placed in the NW part of the site and on the east side of the main walkway for visitors to rest and read the information displayed inside. A small ruined building in the south of the site was demolished and replaced with two WCs and a storeroom at a much lower level, so that only the roof, covered with greenery, is visible from the site. Lastly, in the SE part of the site the cellar of a house with storage jars in situ was covered with a protective metal shelter.Apart from all this, the walls of the ancient buildings and the best-preserved floors were conserved, an information leaflet was published, and a guide to the archaeological site is being prepared.With the completion of this project, Fiorina has gained its first, superbly situated, visitable archaeological site, which, together with the recently renovated museum, will constitute an important cultural focus for this border area. This focal point will be further strengthened by the completion at the end of 2006 of the conservation and development of the archaeological site at Petres near Amyndaio.
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