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POSI Number TP117
GU number GU2303
SIA Number TS08
Intensive Survey Zone Asinou
Village Nikitari
Locality Kapsalia
Easting 497596.00
Northing 3878030.00
Elevation (m) 493.00
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Source GPS
Sheet Map 1:5000 28-XXXI
Team Leader MJG
Summary Reported site of Asinou monastery buildings or ruined churches; 2 ancient olives
Topography Hillslope/spur with terracing
Vegetation Olives, almonds, thick wild oats and barley; hawthorn
Access Opposite Asinou church of Panayia
Description Environment Mostly abandoned orchard with almonds and olives, thickly overgrown with wild cereals. Some large hawthorns. Once terraced, though now collapsed and overgrown.200 m from church.
Pottery Some
Tile Unclear
Chipped Stone Unclear
Ground Stone Unclear
Slag Unclear
Architecture Abundant
Visibility (%) 10
Description POSI Reported by Panayiotis Loppas (to MJG, 25/7/02) as site of monastery buildings and animal pens; 'spitakia'. Nothing to see on ground at 2 olive trees he pointedout,there there may be a bit more rubble than elsewhere. Zero visibility, but grasses can be easily cleared with rake. 2 ancient olives: completely hollowed,circumference split into separate stems, lots (20+) of suckers, though none very thick. 30 m to SE is collapsed square stone structure c. 6 m across. Wallline survives on its N side.Surveyed by team central (ESG, CRR, SMJ, JPR and CLT) on 11 July 2003. Stone structure possibly monastery. The physicalboundaries unclear due to overgrown vegetation. Original boundaries/walls may have been moved deliberately or through erosion. Approximately 15.5 mnortheast from readings is a square pit full of stones 6m by 10m (diagram). Adjacent to north wall of pit is another possible square structure. Two structures maycontinue eastwared towards road, as a stone similar to those in the walls was found under the road. 2m south east from center is a collapsed wall and 15 msouth is a series of cropmarks below a manmade terrace. Posi continues west from centre as indidicated by micellaneous stones. Pithari sherd found in shurbsNW of centre (diagram). Several photocraps have been taken. Sherd is 3.2 cm thickFurther studied and mapped by LHS, JMC, AJG, JPR on 13 & 14/vii/03.See Settlement notebook 2003 and TP117 POSI report for detailsResistivity survey carried out by IAB on ?/vii/03 in area below/north of olive trees, whereTeam Central carried out block survey (SU2301-SU2305) in 2003. A rectangular anomaly, approximately 15m long was identified.Edit, LHS, 27/viii/03
Condition Structure is stable if slightly overgrown
Settlement Yes
Church Yes
Building Yes
Bridge No
Check Dam Yes
Threshing Floor No
Tomb No
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock No
Mine/Adit No
Botany No
Extraction No
Road No
Pottery Yes
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman No
Medieval/Ottoman Yes
Modern No
Slag No
Shrine No
Entered By MJG
Entered Date 28/7/2002 00:00:00
Recorded By MJG
Recorded Date 25/7/2002 00:00:00