Agora Deposit: Q 8:4
Title:   Chamber Tomb Northeast of Pier 19, Burial 1
Category:   Burial
Description:   Mycenaean Tomb to NE of Pier 19 (Burial #1)
Most of the doorway and the dromos had been cut away by the ancient Stoa builders. The dimensions of the chamber were 2.90m wide by 1.60m deep. Unusual features of the tomb were a small recess in the back or south wall, in which stood the askos, and a rough stone slab which was found on the floor near the center of the east side, but which may once have been a grave marker at ground level.
The tomb had been used for repeated burials. Two skeletons, both to the west of the entrance, extended with feet toward the door, seem to represent the latest interments, although the eastern one had been somewhat pushed to the side. In the southeast corner and along the west wall there were swept-up piles of bones and offerings from earlier burials, and in the northwest corner there was a small round pit (0.50m in diameter by 0.20m deep) full of bones. Skeletal analysis revealed the remains of twelve interments.
Bibliography:   Agora XIII, pp. 221-226, pls. 52-53, 65-67, 77, 88 (Tomb XXIV).
    Agora XXVII, p. 229.
Chronology:   Myc. III A:1
Date:   8 July 1953
Section:   ΣΑ
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Agora XXVII
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