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May 21, 1970

Agger 2B

Again the wall was shaved down on all sides to leave it fully

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exposed.  Pushed up against the southern side of the wall were fragments of horserace freize which formed parts of 4 plaques in addition to the usual tiles of which 3 boxes were found.

After 2.30 meters from the east, the stone foundation wall ended with a clearly defined edge; this juncture was clearly marked by the tan band which always defines the termination of the mud wall.

At the western end, the stone foundation measured 2.25 m from the western north/south wall, but at the doorway was placed two worked blocks, one of which was 13 x 28 x 16 cm, and the other was a large rectangular block 25 x 44 x 88 cm with squared edges.

Approximately in the center of the large block was an irregular cutting 7 cm at its deepest, 20 cm at its greatest length, 5 cm at its narrowest, and 9 cm at its widest.  Perhaps it was originally a statue base for a bronze, either placed in the entrance or now reused.

It should be noted that the combined length of the two blocks equals almost 100 cm, which was the width of the mud wall, but that the large block was 15 cm higher than the stone foudnation wall.  Further digging is necessary to ascertain whether the blocks were part of the wall and exactly how they functioned. for the various relationships and their

measurements.  The area of the doorway was taken down to the light brown pavement level.

Like the east/west building in Tesoro on which Agger 2 sits, the stone foundation wall is cnostructed in two levels - only the top part of which carried the mud wall.  When the lower section is explored later, the problem of the doorway should be cleared up.

The stone foundation wall is of similar construction to that in Agger 2D, but with slightly less dependence on broken tile and pottery to form part o the actual foundatoin and more reliance on stone.

The mud wall itself was also slightly different.  Instead of the alternating red bands, about

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  • Find 1
  • Cover tile, fragm. phi.

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15 cm above the stone foundation was a wide yellowish-brown band (10-15 cm wide) heavily mixed with many bits of white stone.  Part of this wall was left standing to be photographed.

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Penny Small. "PS II (1970-05-21):8-16; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 1/1970, ID:532". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/fc128a18-54b9-4d63-80bb-7817d7796ddc>

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