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TOMB ΣΤ

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Tomb ΣΤ was set within an enclosure, the stone rim of which lies at a higher level (approx. 1 m. higher than the tomb itself). The surviving stone courses measure 4.10 m. long on the south-east side and 1.37 m. long on the north-west side. The tomb measures 2.85 m. long x 1.75 m. wide x 1.72 m. high, is similar in construction to the other tombs mentioned above and, though now roofless, is in quite a good state of preservation. Its internal surfaces have been plastered with considerable care, although there are no traces of a decorative band, as there are in the other tombs.   
 
   The stone slab that has fallen inside the burial chamber belonged to the roof. Near the outer north corner of the tomb the funerary stele with its palmette finial was found lying flat in the earth. It bears no trace of its painted decoration and a large section of its base is missing. The few remains of the tomb’s grave goods that survived include fragments of terracotta figurines and sherds of black-figure pottery that c.
 
Dr Georgia Karamitrou – Mentesidi 
 

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