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by Archaeology Newsroom

The cave at Pitsa

The excavations of 1934 in a cave near the village Pitsa, Corinthia, Peloponnese, directed by Μ. Mitsos and Α. Orlandos, brought to light important archaeological finds that date from the 7th century BC down to the Roman period. Among these finds most worth mentioning are numerous terracotta figurines (mainly of females), vases, bronze objects and two wooden statuettes. However, the most significant find were the four colour paintings of the 6th century BC. The Nymphs, protectors of pregnant women, as well as the god Dionysus were worshipped in the cave as can be concluded on the basis of the satyr idols produced by the excavations.