IMPORTANT ARCHEOLOGICAL FOUNDINGS

In time there have been found important archeological findings, such as :

Α. A tomb glyph, which represents a woman with a pallium and cloth with the inscription:
Β. A similar glyph « ΤΗΛΑΡΙΟΝ ΧΑΙΡΕ » .
C. A tomb shaft with the inscription « ΑΝΤΙΚΡΑΤΗΣ ».

The above are in the Archeological Museum of Sparti .

D. A marble sarcophagus, which is in Papadianika.
Ε. Relics of the Roman city of Asopos, which possibly had been established over the ruins of the ancient city of Asopos, which are situated in the position Kokkines of the settlement Plitra. It is noted on the enactment of 1890 regarding the approval of the Town planning of Plitra in to 9 structural squares of the outline, accompanies the enactment with the following phrase written on it: “Ruins of an Ancient City”. In the same position, of the decision of the Minister of Presidency of Government in 1966 regarding the characterization of archeological grounds and historically preserved monuments, the following phrase is written: “Wide relics of the Roman city of Asopos”.

F. Iperteleaton. Its position was located from marble and brass inscriptions during the excavations in 1885 from the Greek Archeological Company, but from Pafsania as well who mentions that it’s distance from Asopos were 50 stadiums (about 9 kilometers). It was in a gorge North of Finikio in a part of the road that leads to the village Velies.In that position were built Pantheons dedicated to the Gods of Apollona and Asklipio of Iperteleaton. The Pantheon of Apollona according to the inscriptions found, was the central temple of the public of Liberal-Lakones. During the whole year, but mostly in the official celebrations of the public a flow of palmers rushed to the temples from all the cities of the Federation. There are two illegible inscriptions, found in this area, which are now in the Museum of Sparti.

Note: The existence of the temple of Asklipios justifies the meaning of the word Asopos, which we mentioned in its name. Sculpture in the upper spring of the municipal par. Finikio. A Glyph from an ancient quarry in the position of Kokkines Plitras, on which Hercules is illustrated. Archeological foundings have been marked in the fluent area of the Municipality, such us earth vessels of remarkable art obviously of the Roman Age. Obvious elements of Hellenistic housing with building’s foundations and decapitated rocks have also been found in the position of Kortyra, Demonias.