ACHARNAI, Karaoli Street - 2006
Lamp - Tools/weapons - Wood - Metal - Bone - Stone - Cemetery - Find Type - Material Type - Site Type
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Acharnai, Karaoli Street (O.T. 136A, property of D. Savvides and M. Perikliotes). Maria Platonos (Β’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of two graves.
Grave 1: a monolithic marble sarcophagus (external dimensions 0.8 x 2.15 x 0.725m) with a rebate around the interior and a pedimental cover, found in the southern part of the plot and oriented east-west. The rebate and upper part of the interior are carefully worked, while the lower part and the exterior are rougher with visible tooling. Pieces of wood recovered 0.3m from the bottom of the sarcophagus probably come from the bier. The sarcophagus contained adult bones, a bronze spatula and spoon (probably medical tools), and an iron nail. A broken bronze hydria found under the northwest corner of the sarcophagus had a vertical fluted handle and decoration of a silenus head between two lions
Grave 2: a simple cist south of grave 1, overlaid with pebbles and covered with roof-tiles. The eastern edge is delimited by tiles and the western by two rows of stones in a semicircular arrangement. The excaavtor supports that the grave could have been used for multiple burials. Two crania, a few bones, a lamp, and a late fourth-century AD oinochoe were found in its eastern part.
ADelt 61 (2006) Chr., 145-146
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