Roman-era marble slab unearthed in Santorini

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A Roman-era engraved marble slab was unearthed on Tuesday on the famous island of Santorini, near the settlement of Perissa, during excavations for a new water and sewage system that were being constructed under the supervision of the 2nd Ephorate for Byzantine Antiquities. 

The slab is 1.82 meters in length and 0.91 meters in height, with a thickness of 0.25m, and depicts two adult male figures.The right-side figure bears the Greek-language inscription MELIS and the left-side figure the inscription HARICLES. 

The wider area of Perissa where the marble slab was found is of increased archaeological interest on the popular holiday island. 

Author: Stella Tsolakidou | Source: Greek Reporter [January 11, 2012]

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