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July 10, 1969


The trench was cleaned and photographed.  The main achievement with this trench was to establish the pattern of the walls excavated in T6B and C.  The wall running W to E is

these trenches continues all through T6D.  N of it are isolated stretches of walls maybe interior divisions or crosswalls, running N to S.  The N edge of T6D follows the side of the wall which forms the borderline between T2 and T6C.

The amount of tiles was not very large and the fragments mostly small.

The most striking find was the head (face) mentioned on p. 47 .

The trench produced in all 1 box of pottery, mostly crude.  The only pieces of bucchero was a rounded knob with a hole in the center ( ) and a handle.

ca 10 rocchetti, more or less ( p. 48 )



fragmentary were found.  They vary in size and shape and no decoration was visible.  one small spindle whorl was found.

About 15 lumps of slag (?) wee found in the area of C7

The trench produced about 10 flat pieces of terracotta of extraordinary thickness, some with ridges in the clay ( ).  Thickness 4.0 - 4.5 cm.

2 strawberry cartons of bone

The trench will be extended to the E in order to have the E-going walls.  Before any excavating can be done, the dump from T2 has to be removed.

Right in the topsoil of the extension were found

1 piece of horserace frieze (M 13) and 1 piece of lateral sima (cornice) (N13).


  • Find #2
  • M 13
  • Horserace frieze fragment

The dike between the trenches T6B-C and T6D was left as a passageway fro the wheelbarrows.

Work was interrupted by thunder and rain


A strip five meters wide running along the western side of the extension of T8 was measured off for excavation.  (This corresponds to the section with numbers 12-16 and letters A-S in the grid originally established for T8 cf page 20 ).  The following pieces were found.

  1. sima fragment K13 (alpha)
  2. banquet frieze fragment J12 (beta)
  3. fragment of frieze with guilloche (delta)

Another five meter strip was marked off immediately to the east of the one previously described (grid numbers 17-21)

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Ingrid Edlund. "IE I (1969-07-10):51-57; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 6E (2)/1970, ID:442". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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