Ancient Basilica and Kiln in Lefkos

Remains of an early Christian church emerged during excavations at Lefkos some 50 years ago, complete with mosaics and parts of a large apse, indicating a flourishing civilization between the 1st and 7th centuries AD.

More recently, Greek archeologists Eleni Christidou unveiled a marvelous ancient pottery kiln from the first millennium. Parts of the firing chamber and pipe leading to the kiln were painstakingly excavated to reveal interesting finds. Remains of food in the pipe lent insight into the diet of the area’s inhabitants. The food remains included eggshells, animal bones, fish, mussels, snails, olives and seeds, all around 2000 years old.


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