ATHENS - GAZI - 2009
Athens, Ghazi, 102-104 Piraeus Avenue. M. Tsichli (Γ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of a 4th-3rd c. B.C. cemetery. In total 26 burials were found: 15 tile graves, 1 cist grave, 4 pit graves, 3 pyres, 2 open burials and 1 inurned cremation. In all the burials the skeletons were found in the supine position.
Burial 1: Tile grave containing six fourth-century unguentaria.
Burial 2: Tile grave containing two inhumations. This is the only burial that dates in the 1st c. B.C.-1st c. A.D. It also contained an iron ring and an unguentarium.
Burial 6: Tile grave containing three unguentaria (3rd c. B.C.).
Burial 8: Tile grave containing a terracotta alabastron, a black-glaze squat lekythos with a red palmette and a bronze mirror.
Burial 13: Tile grave containing a black-glazed phialidio and a black-glazed squat lekythos (4th c. B.C.) (Fig 6).
Burial 16: Cist grave (Figs 7,8). The cist was of yellowish poros stone. It contained 2 black-glazed lekythoi (first half of 4th c. B.C.), a black-glazed kantharos (375-340 B.C.), an iron strigil, 2 undecorated bowls and a black-glazed phialidio (Fig 9).
Burial 20: pit grave containing a bronze mirror and a black-glazed squat lekythos (375-350 B.C.).
Burial 21: Pyre. A shell, a bronze boss, a bronze nail and 5th c. B.C. pottery sherds were found in the ashes.
Burial 26: Inurned cremation. The vessel used was a kalathos which had been broken and mended in antiquity with lead clamps. This most likely was a child burial.