Saturday, June 16, 2012

German excavations in Palatitsa (WWII)

Ardelia Hall Collection: Munich Administrative Records


PALATITSA (West Macedonia)

In Spring 1942 a 10-day unauthorised excavation was carried out by "Cpl-Archeaologist" EXNER and brought to light 4-6 brick-?u?fed Hellenistic tombs. Hellenistic pottery (inet fusiform unguentaries) is known to have been found and handed over to the German Hil Command in Thessaloniki. Dr. SCHONEBECK was cognizant of these excavations.

Source: US National Archive


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