Agora Deposit: J 10:1
Title:   Unfinished Chamber Tomb
Category:   Burial
Description:   Plundered Chamber Tomb. (Tomb XII). A few meters SE of the great white marble altar. The chamber is an irregular rectangle, oriented roughly N-S, with dromos leading in at a very gentle slope from the north. The dromos had been cut through by a Turkish well. The tomb itself was of irregular enough shape to suggest that it had never been completed. A very few sherds and fragments of bone were recovered from the upper levels of the collapsed bedrock with which it was filled.
It seems probable that the tomb collapsed before burials were made in it (the lower 1.80m of the tomb contained only collapsed bedrock and no sherds.) and perhaps the dromos may have been used as a sacrificial pit of some sort
Bibliography:   Hesperia 44 (1975), pp. 375-378.
    Hesperia 22 (1953), p. 41.
    Agora XIII, pp. 196-199, 274, pls. 43, 75, 85 (Tomb XII).
Chronology:   LH III A
Date:   22 April 1952
Section:   Ν
Grid:   Ν:3/ΛΖ
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Hesperia 22 (1953)
Publication: Hesperia 44 (1975)
Publication Pages (8)
Report: 1952 Excavations Ε, Η, Ν
Report Page: 1952 Excavations Ε, Η, Ν, s. 3
Images (6)
Objects (12)
Lot: Ν 194
Notebook: Ν-10
Notebook: Ν-11
Notebook Pages (13)