The Argos Orestikon Excavation was initiated in 2009 as a University of Ioannina research project under the
joint direction of Professors Dimitris Plantzos and Dimitris Damaskos. Since 2013 it has been running
work with 20 to 25 trainees every year; workmen from the Argos Orestikon area, other archaeologists and
excavation specialists such as architects and topographers help us form a strong dig team.
to inform the public on matters pertaining to the area’s archaeological and architectural heritage while at the
same time monitoring the community’s reaction to the archaeological project at hand. To this end we work with
MOnuMENTA, a non-profit society for the protection of natural and architectural heritage based in Athens,
by Papazotos only partially, has never been published and has not been duly incorporated into accounts on the
area, even though it could shed light to some crucial historical and topographical questions. It is our belief
that the building served as the seat for the “Koinon (League) of the Orestoi” - a federation-like body of the
region’s cities. The building consisted of a smaller assembly house and a larger, rectangular quad. Our initial
task is to confirm this view and investigate the relationship of the building with any further remains of the
ancient city still underground.