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POSI Number TP014
GU number GU0607
Intensive Survey Zone Xyliatos
Village Xyliatos
Locality Athasin
Easting 502910.00
Northing 3878800.00
Elevation (m) 360.00
References Grivaud 1998 [Link to Bibliography]
Aerial Photograph 63-35-026
Team Leader AGR
Summary Abandoned 4-room house with a second storey (not preserved)
Topography Base of foothills near river
Vegetation Almond trees, cactus (looks like aloe vera) grasses and thistles, grape vines.
Access Next to track to Xyliatos Mavrovouni
Description Environment House site situated next to road on lower slopes. There is a terrace below the house on the southwest side, along the road. Almond orchard west of house site on opposite side of road and olive trees in front of the house. Refer to GU0607 and the GI Notebook.Grivaud: Athassi is mentioned from 1440 to 1565, abandoned before 1825 (1998: 200). It appears in all three village lists from c. 1550, and 1565 had 5 francomati (free peasant farmers) (1998: 468). Another isolated threshing floor is marked on the cadastral plan 550 m to the SW.
Architecture Abundant
Visibility (%) 90
Description POSI Two storey house. Lower floor of main building constructed of basalt boulders with small rubble fill. Second storey consists of bricks to a heights of approx 19 courses, topped by mud brick with fired brick corners. Two rooms flanking the main structure to the south are constructed of mudbrick with a basalt boulder wall base (foundation), and abut the main structure, sharing its south wall. The room to the north of the main structure also shares a wall with the main house with its other three walls being constructed of mudbrick. A vine terrace is situated due south of the main structure and the house is surrounded by a terrace on the western front. A second vine is situated to the north of the complex. TP014 possibly associated with the threshing floor TP015.
Condition POOR - floor of the second storey removed, walls badly eroded; particularly the mudbrick.
Settlement Yes
Church No
Building Yes
Bridge No
Check Dam No
Threshing Floor No
Tomb No
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock No
Mine/Adit No
Botany No
Extraction No
Road No
Pottery No
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman No
Medieval/Ottoman Yes
Modern Yes
Slag No
Shrine No
Entered By ESP
Entered Date 28/6/2001 00:00:00
Recorded By ESP
Recorded Date 28/6/2001 00:00:00