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Rectangle 7

July 31, 1971

Work was continued in the extension of R7.  In lifting the reddish-burnt soil with specks of carbon (str. D) we cleared the foundations of the wall of which the present cut encompasses the doorway.   As it turns out the northern flank measures 1.20 m in width, at which point there is an absolute break in the line of stones.  At the southern flank, the width of the wall is less clear.  Up through 0.90 m the foundations form a straight line.  At that point the upper most layer curves out into what seems to be a half


  • Find 1
  • R7 X1
  • Stratum D
  • Iron broad-headed nail


  • Find 2
  • R7 X-Y 1-2
  • Stratum D
  • Bean-decorated rim sherd

circle, as was noticed when this part of the wall was first excavated in 1967.  It seems, however, that this "pilaster" consists only of one course of stones which rests on soil (str. D of the lower building).

Tile and pithoi fragments were numerous- 3 boxes.

1 Strawberry carton of sherds (including one more rim with a "bean")

In X1 pieces of a cover tile were found which preserve the complete width.

One fragment of ridge-pole tile with a scar on the surface.

One large iron tack (X1) 19710421

19710421 19710421

One ivory petal (X2)

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Ingrid Edlund. "IE III (1971-07-31):210-213; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro Rectangle/Tesoro Rectangle 8/1971, ID:286". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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