1 Oct 2008

Pharos October 28, 2008: Matt Maher

Archaeological Survey of Ancient Sikyon

Matthew Maher
UBC Department Classical, Near East & Religious Studies

Ancient Sikyon, now buried beneath the modern village and fields of Vasiliko, is located on a triangular plateau on the south shore of the Corinthian Gulf. While ancient literary accounts and limited excavation have yielded some of the city’s secrets, it is the efforts of the Sikyon Survey Project, which this paper will address, that are responsible for bringing much of the rich history of this city to light, and for placing Sikyon in its rightful place among the first cities of ancient Greece.