ARNISSA - 2007
Tomb - Inscription - Tools/weapons - Dress and personal ornament - Metal - Cemetery - Building Type - Find Type - Material Type - Site Type
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Ministry of Culture (ΙΖ' ΕΠΚΑ)
Arnissa. A. Chrysostomou (ΙΖ' ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of part of an EIA cemetery in rescue excavation S of mod. Arnissa, in the Nautiko Omilo area where graves have previously been reported. Eight slab-lined cist tombs and 2 pithos burials were found, of adults and children. The male graves contained iron lances, knives and daggers, and paired bronze pins (all characteristic of warrior burials). Women received jewellery (bronze and iron bracelets, spirals and a Macedonian type round pendant). All graves contained vases of the 8th and 7th Cts (prochoi, amphoriskoi and an olpe). Outside the tombs, but in contact with them, were small ossuaries containing the remains of earlier burials. These, and the fact that further tombs remain to be excavated, suggest that the burials may all have been grouped within a tumulus. The discovery nearby of 2 fragments of inscribed Rom grave marker indicates the later use of this area.
Ministry of Culture press release (http://www.yppo.gr, 09/05/2007); Apogevmatini 04/05/2007; Kathimerini, Avgi, Ta Nea, and To Vima 10/05/2007; Archaiologia 104 (2007), 104. AD 62 (2007), B2, p. 932-933.
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