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[Agora Report] Preliminary Report on the 1998 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Most work this year was concentrated to a new area at the extreme northwest, where a modern building had been demolished. Fill from modern to Byzantine times were excavated. The principal feature uncovered ... 8 Jun-31 Jul 1998

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[Agora Object] J 227: Carnelian Scarab

Intact. Small chips around edges. String hole through long axis. Slightly domed upper surface with engraved lines in shape of beetle. Curved line across middle separating head from back. Bisecting line ... 24-30 July 1998

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[Agora Object] J 228: Rose Quartz Bead

Worn. Cylindrical bead, pierced for suspension; hole larger on one face than the other. Pink stone with white veins. Mycenaean Chamber Tomb. From sieving. in ziplock polyethylene bag inside a plastic box ... July 1998

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[Agora Object] J 231: Spherical Faience Beads

Ten beads: five are complete, three are cracking and peeling, and the other two have lost about half of their volume. The surface in general is very friable. Spherical beads pierced through the center ... 24 July 1998

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[Agora Object] J 232: Tear Drop Shaped Faience Beads

Seventeen beads: eight appear to be complete; the other nine are partially truncated. Long tear drop shape with vertical grooves, pierced through center. White creamy glass paste. Finished Mycenaean ... 24 July 1998

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[Agora Object] J 233: Faience Beads

Seventeen small beads. Four are intact. Twelve others are friable and iridescent. The smallest one was broken during handling. Roundish beads, some more flattened than others, pierced through the center ... 24 July 1998

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[Agora Object] J 234: Tiny Faience Beads

A total of about 500 small beads in a very good state of preservation . Fifty are paired (still stuck together from manufacture). Thirty-one are kept separated in a bag, the others are strung on a nylon ... 24 July 1998

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[Agora Object] J 235: Spherical Faience Beads

Fifty-nine spherical beads, generally well preserved, but five have friable surfaces. Pierced through the center. Creamy yellow glass paste. Finished Mycenaean Chamber Tomb. Very fragile. Do not handle ... 24 July 1998