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Trenches 1AB and 1AE and the section of 1AB +1AE which was excavated separately. For diagram see p. 97

Trench 1AB excavated as described on p. 79 , 81 , 85 , 89 , 95 , 103 , 107 .

Trench 1AE excavated as described on p. 97 , 105 , 109 , 111 , 113 , 115 , 119 .

Because of the great amount of material (tiles, pottery and plaster) that was found when the level along the N edge of the wall running W to E was taken down an area was separated and excavated as a unit, that is the whole of 1AE N of the wall and part of 1AB with a stop at 3.10m facing W, where the

level was taken down to virgin soil, see .

The unit 1AB + 1AE was excavated as described on p. 127 , 129 , 131 , 133 , 135 , 139 , 141 , 143 , 145 .

The northgoing wall described on p. 131 was the first thing to the uncovered when the level was taken down further, starting from 20cm, and was used as a dividing line between the different areas.

1) The area W of the northgoing wall was then excavated and showed as a distinctive mark a burnt layer over an irregular pavement, therefore the name "burnt area" though burnt patches appeared also in the other part of the trench.


A. Topsoil B. Second course down to 20cm. tile and pottery fragments. B1. Third course. Tile and pottery fragments. In placed burnt patches. B2. Fourth course heavy concentration of tile and pithoi fragments, some of which burnt.

Strata A, B, and B1 appeared in the whole area, B2 in the pit, see .


from the joint area marked as 1AB + 1AE 10-24 preceded by individual trench designations 1AB 1-7 and 1AE 1-10 for the earlier finds, from the strata A and B.

2) The area W of the burnt area was excavated as descibed on p. 139 and 143 and was taken down to virgin soil and bedrock. Inside a pit formed by bedrock and stones laid in a curvey line was formed a great amount of pottery, especially pithoi fragments, and tiles.

3) The area E of the northgoing wall was excavated as described on p. 141. The irregular stones appearing might be part of the pavement W of the wall, which in that case was built on top of a stone pavement, but still at a lower level than the main wall. The northgoing wall seemed to be attached to the main wall, as no clear break was noticeable.

Additional Finds from T1 NRT (exact location unknown)




  • Find #2
  • Seated statue¬†fragment, stool leg


  • Find #3
  • Seated statue fragment, hair


  • Find #4
  • Seated statue frag., back


  • Find #5
  • Seated statue frag., lap

for #6

Stray finds




  • Find #2
  • Dropped from catalogue and given to Siena Archaeological Museum
  • Bronze fibula

Additional Finds from T 1NRT (cont\'d)


  • Find #6
  • Scattered statue, left elbow frag. (statue restored permanently in July 1972, and left elbow added)

Seated Statue

The chair legs and tubular object from 1AD were found to fit with a ridgepole tile from 1S and with miscellaneous fragments and two hands from 1G excavatedthe preceeding year ( see SC, book 1, pp. 38 , 66 , and 81 ) to form the lower section and base of another seated statue. The whole was then catalogued as 19670411 (see also ).

19670411 - See final cat. cards for addtions and find restoration of July 1972 - partly reinforced w. gesso.

Addtions: 1) Rear part of rt. lower arm - put together from two pieces. Tesoro tr. 17, B7 2) Rear left side of lower body and upper part of rear left stool leg + crosspiece. Tesoro Tr. 17, grid C6. 3) Two small fragments forming upper part of back, Tesoro Tr. 17, grid C7. 4) Rear rt. side oh lower body. Tesoro tr. 17, grid C7. 5) Small fragment forming rt. elbow tesoro Tr. 17,. grid C6. 6) Front part of lower body immediately below rt hand. Tesoro Tr. 17, no grid destination.

Distribution of 19670411 A- Lower front section B- Lap C- Left hand ( 19660157

) D- Right hand ( 19660031
) E- Back of chair F- Ridgepole tile G- Left foot

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Timothy Gantz. "TG II (1967-08-20):151-172; Pre-Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 1AN/1967, ID:523". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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