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July 21, 1969


The strip 33-37 was completed and brush and topsoil were removed to allow for a further extension to the east.  The trench was extended 6.50 meters (37-43) with its northern boundary fixed by the previously excavated trench T1 AJ (3.15 meters south of the northern boundary of the rest of T8).  The southern boundary was kept in line with the rest of T8.  A curious terracotta piece with 3 parallel raised lines ( ) was found in O-38.  Also a piece of banquet frieze ungrided.  This strip (37-43) turned up the same layer of small to medium-sized stones noted in the previous strip (33-37; 19 July entry ).




A new trench was started.  It adjoins to T6D along the S edge, T7 along the W edge and T8 along the N.  It measures ca 18x25 m and a uniform grid is set up for the whole area which however will be excavated in small sections.  For extension and grid see .

Since one of the main purposes of the trench was to define the N wall in T6D the first cut was made to the N of the crosswall in T6D measuring 7m.  E-W and 6M N-S (grid N-S 15-21).  Topsoil and the second laryer was taken off.  5 boxes of tiles were dumped.  In the second

Additional Finds - Tesoro Trench 8


  • Find #1
  • No grid label
  • Seated statue - Fragment of stool crosspiece


  • Find #2
  • No grid label
  • Seated statue - Fragment of rear leg of stool

layer was found a fragment of a rocchetto with the stamped design of a sphinx.

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Ingrid Edlund. "IE I (1969-07-21):76-81; 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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