Agora Deposit: N 21:5
Title:   Disturbed Tomb with Cist Grave
Category:   Burial
Description:   Mycenaean Small Chamber tomb.
The cist measures 1,90m E to W, 0.75-0.90m N to S, max. depth -1.30m. Nothing was found in it; cleaned in modern times and used as a cesspool. Some of the SW part of it had also been cut away in Roman times by a terracotta drain. All that remains of the chamber is a small segment with a maximum preserved dimension of 1.20m, which is bordered on the north by a modern wall and on the east by a cesspool. The cutting is not straight either in vertical or horizontal section, which shows that the chamber was circular in plan and probably roughly semi-circular in section. The chamber is hewn out of the soft clayey bedrock of the hill and its sides are not walled. Its diameter may be estimated at about three meters, its height at about two. It must have been from the north as the hill slopes downward in this direction, but everything was cut away in modern times if not earlier. A terracotta Roman drain cuts across the chamber from SE to NW and its bottom is slightly below the floor of the chamber.
The objects were found lying on or just above the floor of the chamber, close to the wall. They were broken and lying in disorder and pieces of bone, badly decomposed, were mixed in with them. There was also a number of small stones at one point.
Notes:   Burials
Bibliography:   Hesperia 9 (1940), p. 291.
    Agora XIII, pp. 169-170, pls. 34, 75, 79 (Tomb II).
Chronology:   Myc. IIIA, early 14th c.
Date:   May 1939
Section:   ΕΕ
Grid:   ΕΕ:57/ΙΘ
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Hesperia 9 (1940)
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