Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

pylos roof

In 2010 Sharon Stocker and Jack Davis of the Department of Classics learned of the need to replace a roof that had been erected over the Palace of Nestor in 1960 to cover Carl Blegen and Marion Rawson's excavations. In 2011 Davis and Stocker began to collaborate with the firm of Kyriakides A.E. in Athens, which produced for UC the architectural and engineering studies required for a new roof. These studies, after approval from the Greek Archaeological Service, resulted in the release of €3.1 million in EU funds for construction. Since October of 2012 Stocker has being directing an international team of archaeologists and students representing the University of Cincinnati in excavations at the Palace of Nestor, in collaboration with a team from the Greek Archaeological Service. This research was necessary to prepare the ground for the new roof.