British Museum 2019

Documentation Campaign

The start and 1st highlight of the project was a three week documentation campaign at the British Museum in May 2019 by Lilli Zabrana which produced stunning results with the help of Michael Kerschner, Franz Fichtinger and support of Peter Higgs, curator of the Departement Greece and Rome (photo: British Museum, Ham, British Museum from NE 2 (cropped), CC BY-SA 3.0)

Our goal was to view and document all relevant architectural objects found at the excavations of John Turtle Wood within the temenos area which lasted from May 1869 to spring 1874. We could document 33 architectural blocks of which 12 can be assigned to one single construction called by Wood the ‘building with dorian entablature’, excavated partially 21 m south of the temple. The structures found by him are given in plans and enables therefore a secure localization. The blocks of doric order have been associated by J.E. Goodchild already in the year 1889 with a circumferential stoa around the Temple.