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August 4, 1971

  • G-J/29-30 str. 1: 5 cassette of tiles
  • G-J/29-30 str. 2: 2 cassette

Worked in F-G/27-28 and E-J/29-30.

Early in the morning, a test was made in the southern part of F/28, going down deeper here to trace bottom of the carbon-mixed stratum mentioned yesterday and at the same time to make a profile drawing of E-F/27-28 possible (as F/28 is fairly free from stones towards south border).

In trench wall forming towards west (F/28-29), the same gray very hard small-stone stratum was observed as yesterday in a strip along wall in G/27-28.  This gray line, however, rather thin and unsubstantial in trench wall.

However, it couldn\'t be observed in profile E-F/27-28.  The extension of this stratum in grid F/28 is therefore to be considered uncertain (probably it covered a somewhat larger area than that indicated on plan on p. 194 ).

The carbon-mixed stratum underneath is ab. 10 cm thick; contains tile fragments and a few pieces of pottery.

Under this stratum follows a different, yellow clayey stratum with no contents; at 130 cm from ground surface, its bottom was not yet reached.  Digging stopped, however.  Big isolated stone rather deep down in F28 ( see p. 194 ).

F/27: Tiles still continuing downwards; fragments still turning up on bottom of dug level.  Left in situ for photo.  Stones forming a wall north-south in western part of F/28??

Area F-G/27-28 was now left.  Vertical test digging in this small area gave some very interesting results, but also problems which can be solved only by working over a larger area.


Area F-J/29-30 is going to be dug this year if possible.  In F/29-30, earth has earlier been removed to a depth of ab. [no information given] cm from ground surface, in search of fragments belonging to the ridgepole seated statue found mainly in area D-E/29-30.  A layer of ab. same thickness was now removed in grids G-J/29-30, the profile in G-J/28-39 being pulled down.

Light brown soil mixed with small stones and tile fragments, as area dug westewards.  Digging with piccone.  A remarkably shaped sculptured stone, and several gorgons, all at a high level, max. depth ab. 45 cm below ground surface.  One of the gorgons quasi-entire (chipped by worker at top left).

In next cut, we soon reach level of

tiles in G/29 (visible in profile 28-29).  Tiles seem to thin out and slope down towards north, where the same light yellowish gray soil type occurs as in area dug to the west.

Planning to expose upper surface of tile layer in whole area F-J/29-30 before lifting it.


  • Find #1
  • T-18 G/30
  • 15 cm below ground surface
  • Sculptured stone; function?


  • Find #3
  • T-18 J/29-30
  • ca. 30 cm below ground surface
  • A nearly entire gorgon antefix


  • Find #4
  • T-18 H/29
  • ca. 40 cm below ground surface
  • Left part of a gorgon antefix


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Eva Rystedt. "ER I (1971-08-04):202-211; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 18/1971, ID:70". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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