AIGINA - 2005
Type of Operation
Aigina, Kapodistriou Avenue (property of D. Katridi). E. Papastavrou (ΚΣΤ' ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of 26 tombs of the sixth to fourth centuries BC (all simple pits cut into the soft bedrock, apart from one tile grave), which form part of a larger cemetery known in the area.
Seven graves (I, II, XII, XIII, XIV and XVIII) were in niches which opened off the face of a wide rectangular trench. Each niche held a limestone sarcophagus and was closed with a wall. The niche which held one grave (XII) opened between the two long parallel sides of the trench. Seven graves (X, XI, XV, XVI, XXI, XXIII and XXV) were accessed via a rectangular shift: one (XXIII) had a niche containing a limestone sarcophagus, four (X, XI, XVI and XXV) had two chambers one of which contained a limestone sarcophagus, and two (XXI and XV) had three and four chambers respectively, with a limestone sarcophagus in one of them). Tomb XI was the most monumental in appearance, with a high level of finishing and walling of well-finished limestone blocks. Eleven graves were simple cists (III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XIX, XX, XXII, XIV) and one (XXVI) a tile grave. A number had been looted and filled with debris. The interior walls of XV and XVI had collapsed and the sarcophagoi were badly damaged.
ADelt 60 (2005) Chr. B1, 251
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