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July 14, 1980


In T25 we continue to dig north in 13-14 from gamma and in 12-13 from beta meeting in gamma 12, where a great stump is removed to create a depression in this corner; we then proceed south down the central strip in 13-14 as far as beta. We note no change in oil. Pottery and tile occur in fair quantity but decreace to almost nil in gamma, particularly in 12-13. Small amounts of plasyer and bone appear and a few fair sized bronze fragments (# 's 2, 16, 18) and the nail #4. A number of decorative tiles emerge; fragments of frieze plaques (#1 and 19); of latteral sima (#13); also inscribed and finger-printed tiles (# 5, 6, 7, 12); finally a number of possible and definite statue fragments- above all the arm #20, but also # 's 3, 10 and 21-2. #20 and flooing all come from the strip in beta 13 (as does 10) and where we stop.

[Note: # 's 20 and following are found in the evening 14 July to join]

Cut 2 exposes the tops of what may be large rocks colineal with the north wall of R22 in gamma 13-15.

In alpha through gamma the floor begins to slope upward slightly with the terrain. Thus the cut is 15cm deep in the south, at the face of the wall; 20cm at the north edge.






  • Find #20
  • T25 beta 13
  • Cut 2
  • Joining Fragments of a Seated Akroterial Statue (Arm and Lap)


We continue Cut 2 in T25 bringing it to completion at the wall in delta 13-14. Here we find several large pan tile fragments usually in the bottom of the cut, many large wall sherds from and enormous but well shaped pot, and some sizeable bronze fragments (# 's 2 and 4). Also, numerous tiny shells (#3).

In rectangle 22 we begin to bring the west half of our excavated square in C-E 2-3 down to virgin soil for a profile drawing of the west baulk, reaching 25cm below this baulk and turning up little in the light, yellow burn soil except along the east edge of the cut (????????) of c, where burn intensifies. Here pottery is frequent/ some fine, the rest impasto jars-fragments and coarseware; the north-east seeds appear (#1).

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L. Ron Lacy. "LRL I (1980-07-14):209-225; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 11/1980, ID:417". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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