Rectangle 7, grid W4
August 3, 1971
Work was continued in the wall, starting from the Southern edge moving N. At this point we noticed that the outline of the wall, which was indicated by the top layer, did in no way follow through in the lower parts. The stones in the middle of the cut seemed to be put down loosely, and they increased in size as we came closer to the bottom. It became apparent that the bottom layer of stones formed a separate wall which was somewhat narrower than the upper parts and which
is placed at a slightly different angle. It seems to be the foundation of a crosswall parallel to that in R6 and at right angles to the mud wall in R7 and R8. We decided tos top at this point in order to leave the wall intact. Also, we did not expose the mud wall in this section since it would deteriorate over the winter if it were cut into. The architect's plan and the photographs indicate the relation between the upper and the lower crosswall. As for finds inside the wall, the tile fragments continued all the way down to the lowest
layer. It is questionable if the slivers of ivory which came from the dirt below the uppermost outline of the wall but at the edge of the lower stretch of the wall should be counted as part of the wall and not rather part of the dirt with which the crosswall of the upper building was built.
This meter strip was cleaned carefully, and the excavation season of 1971 was ended in R7 and R8.
- Find 1
Cover tile frag?
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