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August 10, 1968

Agger 2

13 boxes of tiles.

Section B Most of the tiles were lifted in the 0.60 meter wide strip.

Section C The rest of the tiles were lifted in the southern strip.  Some bits of bronze were found.  At the eastern end of the strip were found fragments of a pithos

which contained some carbon and containued below the floor level of the building.  These fragments most likely belong to the group of early pithos found below the pavement at the western end of the large Tesoro building (see TG, Book 2, pp. 83, 87,89,93,99,105 Fr. III ).  Consequently, this particular area was covered over for the time being, and the pithoi fragments, for protection an storage, placed in the western end of the Test Trench 8 in Tesoro 1 (see sketch in TG, Book 3, p.38 ), and covered with dirt until that section in Agger 2C is excavated.

Work was begun on exposing the continuation of the western (running NS) wall of the room.





Note: added on July 27th 1971

In cleaning the southern crosswall of Agger 2D we found three pieces of frieze (which join) showing 1) guilloche pattern, 2) horse's leg; 3) leg of 2nd horse on horserace.

They appeared on the inside of the wall (=the northern side) in the section which is now excavatied as Rectangle 8, grid E1. The pieces were found at the level of the wall on its side.  (See sketch on page ).

Section D Tiles continued to be lifted.  In the Southern end of the trench the EW wall. probably edfining the end of the building, was found.  Only rough measurments (0.90m. wide, thereby defining a room 5.20m. long), since the entire extent of the wall was not yet uncovered, nor the exposed part clearned.

Found: bits of bronze, including one bronze bead, a small head, and a peg(?) with a spiralled knob, 3 fragments of horserace frieze ( 19680933 ); and 2 cavetto fragments .



  • Find #29
  • Seated statue, fragment: left hand





  • Find #31
  • Cover tile with alpha



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Penny Small. "PS I (1968-08-10):90-95; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 2D/1968, ID:467". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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