By Carl W. Blegen, Richard Stillwell, Oscar Broneer, Alfred Raymond Bellinger
The most discoveries through the 1926 season of excavations at the castle above the most website of historical Corinth have been the principles of the temple of Aphrodite and a striking Hellenistic concrete vault erected to guard the spring of higher Peirene.
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21 m. From the careful construction it is fair to take this as representing the average thickness. Interior and exterior examination showed that the shell was composed of an agglomerate of sea sand and pebbles, held together by a binder the analysis of which shows a strong admixture of lime. 07 m. from the south downward to the north. There was no provision for water to escape, therefore the vault must have been buried after its completion or else roofed over. The stuccoed east and west walls represent a springhouse over the cleft in the igneous rock from which the water flowed, and the rebuilding of the walls of the spring, and its vaulting over, may have been carried out under the shelter of the old springhouse.
The inner face of the wall toward the nave was coated structurecovering the earlier nave alone. A fourth period in the history of the Church is marked by a further change in the plan, the west end of the nave being walled off from the eastern part, apparently to form a small narthex. The cross wall was built up against the plastered face of the longitudinal wall, thus indicating clearly that the remodelling is of later date. A broad doorway now led from the new narthex into the nave. Two Ionic column bases of white marble (almost exactly similar to the bases in the open colonnade along the south side of the nave in the second period, but set at a lower level) show that the doorway was divided by columns into three passages (Fig.
Three were of the Greek Doric order. 00 m. 00 m. the lower part of a wall whose western face, toward the chambers, was covered with a double coat of lime stucco (Fig. 35). 50 m. above virgin soil. The wall was of large, unfaced stones, roughly polygonal in fashion, and ran nearly parallel to the axis of the inner chamber. Another wall, built of small stones and a large amount of brick and tile fragments, used the eastern half of this wall as a foundation, but was not quite parallel with it. West of the stuccoed wall was a layer of roof tiles of good classic pattern, yellow in color and very hard.
Acrocorinth: Excavations in 1926 (Corinth vol.3.1) by Carl W. Blegen, Richard Stillwell, Oscar Broneer, Alfred Raymond Bellinger