Agora Deposit: D 17:14
Title:   Disturbed Pyre
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Disturbed Pyre at 59/ΚΗ (ΚΖ), in the area of the Poros Building west of the Areopagus.
Against east wall of room 5 west. concentration of artifacts, ash, carbon and a few bones in stratum, no pit discerned. The contents rested on or above a layer that is said to be at about the same level as the pebble mosaic floor, and thus the pyre probably postdates the laying of that floor. It was probably burnt in situ , though it is badly disturbed. The concentration of burning, burnt bone, and pottery suggests a pyre. That is how the excavator interpreted it in the notebook, and the lamp and angular kantharos represent two-thirds of the classic pyre assemblage of the mid-3rd c. B.C.
Contents:   Coins:
19 April 1949 #8-#9
Organic material: one small burnt fragment of bone extant.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 34, p. 144, figs. 67, 72.
    Agora IV, p. 237.
Chronology:   3rd c. B.C.
Date:   19 April 1949
Section:   ΟΟ
Grid:   ΟΟ:59/ΚΗ
References:   Publication: Agora IV
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013)
Publication Page: Agora 4, s. 247, p. 237
Report: 1950 ΟΟ
Report Page: 1950 ΟΟ, s. 16
Image: 2013.09.0018
Object: L 4570
Object: P 19907
Coin: N 47735
Lot: ΟΟ 623
Notebooks (4)
Notebook Pages (7)