Agora Deposit: A 18:4
Title:   Mycenaean Pit Grave West of House N
Category:   Burial
Description:   Mycenaean grave to west of House N, room 5, with the burial of two young children. Rough rectangular cutting in soft stereo (0.95x0.64x0.28), lying under the western wall of a Geometric house, contained the doubled-up skeletons of two small children. The children had been laid on their sides, one on top of the other (5 and 8 years old respectively). The cup had been placed in an upright position at the bottom of the cutting, before the upper body was put in, but because of the cramped space and double up postures, it seems likely that both burials took place simultaneously.
The grave was not lined but had apparently been covered with small stones.
Notes:   SAI
Bibliography:   Hesperia 18 (1949), p. 215.
    Agora XIII, pp. 181, 274, pls. 38, 82 (Grave VI).
Chronology:   Myc. III C:1
Date:   13-15 April 1948
Section:   ΝΝ
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Hesperia 18 (1949)
Publication Pages (4)
Images (6)
Object: P 19211
Notebook: ΝΝ-37
Notebook Pages (4)