Residences and necropolis


Residence A

Outside the east of the Byzantine wall residence A can be seen, not far from basilica E. It occupies an area of ??30 x 24 m. The residence has been built on a terrace based upon a powerful wall. The center of the composition constitutes square rooms with a rib of 9m encircled by a peristyle of ionic style. Around a porch, width 2.80 m, were the rooms. In the south side, immediately after the entrance corridor, were two main rooms, one of which served as andron (the men's room). At the westside were the servants rooms. In front of them was the stea, worked out in stone in the form of a pear.It was used in case of excessive rains. Water was forwarded outside the yard through a channel in stone blocks.


Residence B

Going towards the agora, on the right side, one can see residence B. It measures 29.5m x 24.8m , located on a terrace created by powerful walls made ??of thick blocks. The center is a quadrangle courtyard with a rib of 9.6 m, which was surrounded by a Doric colonnade. Peristyle corridor width of 3.6 m connecting cable located on the eastern side of the southern veriore. At the south side was the entrance and on the west side a long porch which was used for economic activity. The main room, the andron, was situated on the eastern side and has a size of 6,4m x 7,7 m. It has been in use at least to the 3rd centrury AD when its walls have been plastered and painted. The courtyard was paved with limestone stones to keep it clean. In the southeast corner was the stera where rain water was collected from the roof . Residence B has been built for a wealthy family and has been used without interruption until the IV century. In the fifth century two residences were built on its but at the end of the sixth century, it has turned into a burial place. During excavations a marble head of Emperor Hadrian was found, probably brought in the house after the staue was broken.



During the 3rd century BC a monumental necropolis outside gate 4 was built. Most of the graves have been dug into the cliff in the direction east-west. In the tombs were put items related to the dead, mostly simple locally produced ceramics. One tomb was dug into the rock in two levels, for the burial of two persons. Two other graves had a vault. This type had a rectangular room with entrance from the east and in the left corner a stone to put the body.


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