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July 26, 1971

Work continued with clearing the rest of the first, topsoil layer of earth, removing various trees. We are forced to leave many roots and stumps, which makes profiliing difficult. Digging deeper (approx 30cm from the surface) a c.2m wide stripe, from 3 into 5, was started to continue exposure of the wall as far east as necessary. The yield from this cut included, besides fragments of wall plaster mixed with tiles, relatively little pottery, and fewer bones, a cover tile fragments inscribed with psi, another with a piece of an unidentifiable letter, two pieces of frieze cornice, and a frieze fragment posessing the rear portion of the cart in the procession frieze plus guilloche. The wall was exposed into grid O4, appears in good shape with the stones closely spaced.

Another similar and parallel cut was begin in N-R 6-7. A layer of small rocks was lifted from the area N-P 6-7 (in 3rd cut), among which was excavated much of a small, coarse

ware pot. Bascially, the tiles, sherds, and bones paralled in lesser quantity the finds in the cut including the wall.




  • Find #4
  • T9 N6 2nd cut
  • Procession frieze fragment possessing part of guilloche and part of the rear cut



  • Find #7
  • T9 O4, 3rd cut
  • part of ridgepole tile with scar for attachment, joins with fragment from T9, 1969 (NW p 144 Bk 1, find no. 4, grid G23)

Another fragment from T9, grid  \xe025, was found to join in 1973; prob this fragment is referred to in NW Book 1, p148 #4. It is now clear that the ridgepole tile carried an attached cut-out akroterion, with a vertical support. .

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Tamsen Fuller. "TF I (1971-07-26):5-11; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 9/1971, ID:382". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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