Ancient Pella workshop discovered
A recently excavated ceramics workshop has yielded a plethora of
information concerning the economic activities of Hellenistic-era
Pella, one of the most significant sites in the ancient kingdom of
Macedon, according to archaeologists in Thessaloniki on Monday, who
spoke during a presentation of artifacts and findings.
The workshop, unearthed by archaeologists of the culture
ministry's 17th directorate of prehistoric and classical studies, was
discovered north of the new entrance of the Pella archaeological site.
It is believed to have been in operation between the final quarter of
the 4th century BC and 200 BC.
A plumbing system used to clean the potter's clay is among the
most notable findings, while a furnace and storage areas were also
Movable artifacts include pottery casts, vessels, fragments of
statuettes and silver and bronze coins