Red-figure Krater discovered at ancient Greek colony in Bulgaria

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Red-figure Krater discovered at ancient Greek colony in BulgariaThe discovered krater was decorated with red figures depicting the myth of Oedipus and the Sphinx such as the above depicted on Attic red-figure stamnos, ca. 440 BC in the Louvre

Archaeologists in Bulgaria report that a dwelling dating to the sixth century B.C. has been discovered in the ancient Greek colony of Apollonia Pontica, located on the Skamni Peninsula of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast.

Among the artifacts in the house, archaeologists located a krater decorated with red figures depicting the myth of Oedipus and the Sphinx, and an askos, or small jug, for pouring small amounts of liquids.

The site was situated about six feet underneath the foundations of a home constructed in the nineteenth century. Layers of soil in between the two homes contained Classical Period artifacts such as pottery, loom weights, spindle parts, coins, seals, and game pieces, and a medieval necropolis in use during the eleventh century and the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. One of the eleventh-century graves yielded a small cross made of bronze and one made of bone.

Source: archaeology.org

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