Agora Deposit: A-B 18:1
Title:   Mycenaean Chamber Tomb
Category:   Burial
Description:   Mycenaean tomb: Myc. III A:1-2.
Small rectangular chamber, 2.30m wide by 1.80m deep,, entered from the east through a dromos 1.10m wide which contracted to a doorway 0.92m. wide. the doorway preserved its rough stone blocking wall to a height of 0.70m to 0.80m., and the dromos the firm red earth with which it had been packed to a height of 1.30m.
Only the lower 0.50m of the chamber had been hewn from bedrock, the upper part being cut from very compact gravelly earth. The ceiling of the chamber had collapsed at least as early as the 6th c. B.C. Two skeletons were found lying in order, their heads toward the east and their legs doubled up. Several earlier interments had been swept aside; some bones were found in the corners of the chamber. others in a small pit (0.55x0.30x0.23 deep)near the southeast corner
Bibliography:   Hesperia 17 (1948), pp. 163-165.
    Agora XIII, pp. 178-180, 274, pls. 37, 76, 82 (Tomb V).
Chronology:   2nd half of 14th c.
Date:   6 January 1947
May-June 1947
Section:   ΝΝ
Grid:   ΝΝ:69-71/Ν-ΝΒ
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Hesperia 17 (1948)
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Notebook: ΝΝ-25
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