The Zea Harbour Project combines land and underwater archaeology to obtain a full picture of the ancient Zea and Mounichia Harbours in the Piraeus, Greece. Learn more about us.

 

Zea Harbour Project

The Zea Harbour Project combines land and underwater archaeology to obtain a full picture of the ancient Zea and Mounichia Harbours in the Piraeus, Greece. Learn more about us.

Underwater Archaeology

Land Archaeology

Land Archaeology

Zea and Mounichia Harbours

Underwater Archaeology

 

Zea Harbour Project

Currently the primary focus of the project is the newly discovered shipsheds in the northern side of Mounichia Harbour (Modern Mikrolimano) and the ancient harbour fortifications. Learn more.

Team at Harbour

Discovering Shipshed

Discovering underwater

Team at work Underwater

Discovering Shipshed

Discovered Sample

 
2012 Excavations at Mounichia

2012 Excavations at Mounichia

December 9, 2012: Excavations resumed for one last campaign in the ancient harbour of Mounichia during the fall of 2012. The modern harbour also acted as the base for running [...]

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2012 Geophysical Survey

2012 Geophysical Survey

December 8, 2012: In November 2012, the team of Dr. G. Papatheodorou from the University of Patras, Laboratory of Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography of the Department of Geology, returned [...]

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2012 Excavations at Zea

2012 Excavations at Zea

December 7, 2012: The Zea Harbour Project has made a number of discoveries in the ancient harbours of Zea and Mounichia (modern Mikrolimano). The following summarizes the most significant results [...]

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‘Volume I’ published

‘Volume I’ published

January 11, 2012: Athens in the Classical period was preeminent because of her naval power. The architectural glories of the Acropolis stood in second place to her naval bases according [...]

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The Art of Harbour Archaeology

The Art of Harbour Archaeology

December 6, 2011: Modern harbours pose a complicated challenge to the underwater archaeologist. Not only is there a lot of marine traffic and anchored ships, but many harbours are also [...]

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‘Combing the seabed’

‘Combing the seabed’

October 27, 2011: This past week we got a perfect weather window, which happened to coincide with the long awaited geophysical survey. Since early on in 2011 we have planned [...]

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A running start

A running start

October 8, 2011 – The 2011 campaign is up and running at full speed. We are working in Mikrolimano, the ancient Mounichia Harbour that in the late 330s BC accommodated [...]

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WELCOME!

WELCOME!

February 16, 2011 ‒ Lectori Salutem! Welcome to the launch of the new Zea Harbour Project (ZHP) website, presenting the past in the present. The new site embodies our motto [...]

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End Game

End Game

Zea Harbour Project 2010 – Week 13: End Game. Fieldwork ended this week on November 30th and it has been a year with findings of epic proportions (fig. 2). We [...]

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