Agora Deposit: O 7:5
Title:   Tomb of the Niches
Category:   Burial
Description:   Mycenaean Chamber Tomb with niches.
One of the few tombs found in the Agora that has an almost architectural regularity with squares chamber (1.75m wide by 2.10m deep) and axially centered dromos (4m long by 1.10m wide tapering upward to 0.80m). The dromos had two lateral niches used for the burials of children, two in the right-hand or western niche, one in the eastern niche. The niches are symmetrically placed with respect to the doorway, but the eastern niche was at a considerably higher level and contained no offerings. The tomb had not been robbed or disturbed in post-Mycenaean times, for the doors of the main chamber and the niches were found closed with rough rubble walls.
Notes:   June/July 1951
Bibliography:   Hesperia 21 (1952), pp. 105-106, fig. 4, pl. 25 b, c.
    AJA LVI, 1952, p. 178.
    Agora XIII, pp. 201-203, 274, pls. 45-46, 65, 77, 79, 83 (Tomb XIV).
    Agora XXVII, p. 226.
    BCH LXXVI, 1952, p. 212.
Chronology:   Myc. III A 1:2
Date:   26 June-9 July 1951
Section:   Σ
Grid:   Σ:42/Ι
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Agora XXVII
Publication: Hesperia 21 (1952)
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