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A great aerial video of ancient Messene earlier this year.
It is very interesting because among many other things, it shows the final stages and completion of the restoration of the Gymnasium, next to the Stadium

The link of the full video in Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/1666781445/videos/vb.1666781445/10208618946425559/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab

Here some screenshots from that video:

The overall area


The stadium. The remaining columns still on the ground next to the gymnasium have been restored, I'll post about this later.



the gymnasium












Εξαιρετικές!
Not the clearest of pictures, but this from 12 October shows all the stadium columns are now standing. Near the crane on the right:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/swirem/37873767492/in/album-72157687487602861/
So they finished it. I wonder what will be the next big project there? Anyone know where they will focus their attention after the gym?

Saw 100s of architectural pieces in the repair section.

I believe they will restore the small domed mausoleum (K3) next to the Gymnasium. You can see its conical roof partially assembled above. As for excavations, the city is very large and most of it is still under the olive trees
In any case, the site's main goal is to finish the UNESCO world heritage site admission.
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That is good news. Those funerary monuments are special. I suspect they may also get these columns off the ground that are situated just above the Sanctuary of Asclepios in the near future:



Looking at the olive groves it was clear the surrounding area is loaded with buildings of all descriptions - the aerial shots also suggest the same. It is an excessively rich archaeological site. They may choose to first explore/protect the ruins just south of the gym. Basically make everything as good as possible within the existing site before exploring the olive groves in detail. I am sure archaeologists have explored those groves on a superficial level. The temptation must be unbearable. The site is incredible.
I believe they will restore the small domed mausoleum (K3) next to the Gymnasium. You can see its conical roof partially assembled above. As for excavations, the city is very large and most of it is still under the olive trees
In any case, the site's main goal is to finish the UNESCO world heritage site admission.
The domed mausoleum is being restored further. Seems they are now assembling the conical roof:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/oral_records/42333394144/sizes/h/

Its from May:
http://www.in.gr/2018/07/09/culture/texni/ilektroniko-eisitirio-kai-stous-arxaiologikous-xorous/

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Ολοκληρώθηκε η εγκατάσταση και ξεκίνησε η λειτουργία του νέου συστήματος ηλεκτρονικού εισιτηρίου (e-Ticketing) και ελέγχου πρόσβασης επισκεπτών (access control) στους προβλεπόμενους αρχαιολογικούς χώρους και μουσεία της αρχικής φάσης του έργου (Ακρόπολη και αρχαιολογικοί χώροι του ιστορικού κέντρου της Αθήνας, Κνωσός και Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ηρακλείου, αρχαιολογικός χώρος και μουσείο Αρχαίας Μεσσήνης).
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2018/04/18/serapis-and-isis-in-ancient-messene/

Ανασκαφη στο Ιερό των Αιγυπτίων θεών στη Μεσσήνη.
Serapis and Isis in ancient Messene

The exhibition refers to the newly discovered great sanctuary of goddess Isis and god Serapis at the archaeological site of the Ancient Messene, which has partially come to light immediately south of the Theatre, exactly where Pausanias saw it in the 2nd century AD.
Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα ανασκαφή. Το όρυγμα σε σχήμα Π ήταν αρχικά θολωτό , υπόγειο και λειτουργούσε ως δεξαμενη, πιθανόν και για ιεροτελεστίες, καθαρμούς κτλ. Μεταξύάλλων στον χώρο βρέθηκαν και δυο εξαιρετικά αγάλματα της Ίσιδας, στο ένα εικονίζεται με πηδάλιο πλοίου ώς Εύπλοια, στο άλλο θηλάζει το βρέφος Ώρο-Αρποκράτη.




Εδώ για περισσότερα.
Excavation progress at the Sanctuary of Isis

Excavation progress at the Sanctuary of Isis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XeJRuvKu0w

I have to admit that Mr Themelis is not only capable and hard working but also an insightful man. I hope his co-workers will follow his approach on excavations and restorations.
I thought I saw everything possible on the site.



I must have missed this. Anyone know what/where it is..? :eek2:
Excavation progress at the Sanctuary of Isis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XeJRuvKu0w

I have to admit that Mr Themelis is not only capable and hard working but also an insightful man. I hope his co-workers will follow his approach on excavations and restorations.
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It's one of the doors into the subterranean complex of the Sanctuary of Isis, the Π-shaped building seen in the drone photo of this post. As it is an ongoing excavation it's probably closed to the public.
Absolutely stunning!!

Question. What evidence is there that there was an amphora atop of the Corinthian capital?

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Not sure if there is anything remaining from the original amphora. It's possible that there are enough traces of the base of the vessel on the top of the capital to positively identify the type.
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