"Ancient agora: grindstones." Athens Off The Beaten Path Tip by leics

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  So many stones........
by leics

Sites such as these are fullof things, far too many to display properly. That's why there are always piles of random stonesaround, too precious to just throw away but with no real possibility of use.

Hidden away under the trees in the ancient agora site I found these grindstones neatly stacked and gradually being hidden by the Spring growth. They were used for grinding grain into flour: every bakehouse would have its own set (probably several sets).

The sheer number of them (and I doubt these are all that have been discovere) underlines the busy-ness of this ancient marketplace. If you need that many grindstones you presumably expect to do very good daily business selling your flour and/or your bread!

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  • Written Apr 12, 2009
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