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Summary of Agger 1 and 2

The agger defining the western edge of Piano del Tesoro was excavated for a distance of ? meters moving south from Trench 1H in agger.?  The agger itself was found to be compared almost entirely of fill with a very simple capping of stones over the western side and only a few scattered tiles,  The double line of large stones found previously in 1H did not continue; our test trench was thus cut into the most solidly constructed section of the agger.  Below the agger, the large building in Tesoro was found to continue for an additional 7.50 meters, and to extend south for an additional ? meters.  The plan of these new foundations

revealing as they do three additionall rooms, approximately parallels the plan of the eastern rooms and northern extension at the eastern end of Tesoro 1 (see TG, Book 2 pp.___)? of the four esat-west crosswalk uncovered, the three northern ones clearly had mud walls still intact placed over them.  These walls were later incorporated into the agger without having disturbed.  Of interest was the fact that they were entirely mud, while the fill around them was largely clay.

Tiles and finds lay directly over a beaten clay pavement which in many areas was burned red.  The finds themselves consisted of four boxes of sherds, fragments of 4-5 horserace frieze

plaques in good condition and preserving an unusually large amount of paint.  These included one complete plaque.  Also found was a complete lateral sima.


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Penny Small. "PS I (1968-08-15):102-106; Summary of Agger 1 and 2 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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