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May 27

Agger 1

The mud wall was taken down

to the stone foundation except for a small section at the western end, approx 2.30 x 0.45 x 0.55m, which was left standing. In the mud wall & just over the stone foundation two fragments were found with a relief rope design. Two pieces of bronze were also found within the wall: a narrow band, 4.0 x 0.5 cm, & a small, sturdy, curved piece, retangular in section. The inside NW corner of the room was uncovered and the room was then maesured 6.00 x 9.90m. At the NW corner of the stone foundation wall was a large block, 90 x 70 x 34 cm, perhaps a reinfocement for the corner. It was left standing in the preserved western section of the wall.

From outside the wall, along


Find 1

Rim Fragment - Bucchero

the northern edge were found:

1. huge, thick terracott piece - feat.

2. bucchero rim fragment with figured frieze of riding warriors

3. handl from vase of rde clay with a knot on either side.

Perhaps the last find is earlier than the foundation wall & is probably associated with the ossible stone wall, which begins approx 30 cm below the stone foundation wall. Consequently, it was decided not to dig further in this area for the time being.

Agger 2B

It should be noted that the entrance into the room of Agger 2B & 2C is 1.70m wide which is the width of the doorway in Agger 2B if the

2 boxes of pottery for the trench Agger 9A-C consisting of orange coarse ware, grey impasto, a little bucchero & some imported ware. Primarily the signifigant sections were saved, ie bases, rims, etc. Since the pottery was scattered within the room & joined with pieces in the 3 sections, it was deided to combine llĀ  sections into an Agger 9 collection of pottery. More pottery was found within the room than outside it along the walls.

two worked rectangular blocks are included.

Agger 4

The fill was taken down to just above the tile layer.

Agger 9

Topsoil began to belifted for the next cut into te agger, going in a southward direction, hich will hopefully expose the south-western corner of the complex. For placement, see sketch plan, p.1 (for final plan see p. 87)

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Penny Small. "PS II (1970-05-27):30-36; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 1/1970, ID:532". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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