Agora Deposit: O 7:2
Title:   Small Chamber Tomb
Category:   Burial
Description:   Mycenaean Chamber Tomb.
Only the bottom 0.10 to 0.20m of the chamber was preserved along with the partial skeletal remains of two or three occupants. The plan revealed a square chamber (1.80m by 1.80m), entered by a sloping dromos (0.90m wide and preserved to a length of 2.5m) from the northeast.
The reason for the scantiness of the remains and the incomplete condition of the skeletons is however, to be explained by an earlier disturbance. Apparently much of the tomb had been cut away by workmen who were engaged in digging the foundations for a large monument in the 4th c. B.C. and once they had struck the skeletons reverence for the dead induced them to shift the monument westward by its own width.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 22 (1953), p. 47, pl. 17 a, b.
    Agora XIII, pp. 204-205, 274, pls. 46, 65, 79, 85 (Tomb XV).
    Agora XXVII, p. 226.
Chronology:   Myc. III A 1:2 (14th c.)
Date:   5 January 1951
Section:   Σ
Grid:   Σ:37/ΙΖ
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Agora XXVII
Publication: Hesperia 22 (1953)
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