Agora Deposit: D 17:7
Title:   Disturbed Pyre
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Pyre /Burial (?) disturbed, in the area of the Poros Building west of the Areopagus. In northeast corner of room 4 west.
Concentration of artifacts, tiny slivers of bone, and burning in a layer of fill 0.25m thick below a pebble mosaic (ΟΟ 651). No pit discerned. Below the pyre was a trodden surface of fill with roof tiles. The original floor of the room lies another 0.15-0.20m below the surface of the tile layer. The fill topped by roof-tiles represents tile fall from the late 5th c. B.C. destruction of the building, which if the pyre was found more or less in situ, was in the past by the time the pyre was burnt. It is probably to early to be associated with the laying of the pebble of the mosaic, but rather was disturbed when the mosaic was laid. There is no evidence of marble-working in this room
Small deposit in a filling containing carbon and bits of bone (missing).
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 31, pp. 141, 142, figs. 67, 68.
    Agora IV, p. 237.
    Agora XII, p. 387.
Chronology:   Early 4th c. B.C.
Date:   17 May 1949
Section:   ΟΟ
Grid:   ΟΟ:58/ΛΑ
References:   Publication: Agora IV
Publication: Agora XII
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013)
Publication Pages (4)
Image: 2007.04.0016
Objects (4)
Lot: ΟΟ 651
Notebooks (5)
Notebook Pages (6)