Agora Deposit: I 5:5
Title:   Cist Tomb, adult inhumation
Supervisor:   Susan I. Rotroff
Category:   Burial
Description:   Grave 5. Adult (female?) inhumation.
Cist grave lined and covered with slabs of limestone, sandstone and schist. Cut into virgin soil under Royal Stoa at I/12,13-5/3,4. Grave measures 1.79x0.39-0.49x ca. 0.30 deep, oriented ne-sw.
Skeleton buried with knees raised, lying on her back. Left arm bent so hand rests on shoulder. Lower right arm across body. Grave of a woman about 50. Very large and muscular woman.
Contained small neck amphora resting on skeleton's knees, upside down.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 87 (2018), pp. 216, 227.
    Hesperia 44 (1975), pp. 372-373, pls. 83,d, 84,g.
    Agora XXXVI, Tomb 61, pp. 413-416, 546-549, figs. 2.290-2.292, 2.295-2.297, 3.33-3.35.
Chronology:   Final Mycenaean/Submycenaean
Date:   23-24 July 1973
Section:   ΒΓ
Grid:   I/12,13-5/3,4
References:   Publication: Agora XXXVI
Publication: Hesperia 44 (1975)
Publication: Hesperia 87 (2018)
Images (14)
Object: P 30307