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A Tomb of Early Roman Period from the Region of Scythian Neapolis

A Tomb of Early Roman Period from the Region of Scythian Neapolis A TOMB OF EARLY ROMAN PERIOD FROM THE REGION OF SCYTHIAN NEAPOLIS ALEXANDER E. PUZDROVSKII Between 1989 and 1991 the Simferopol Expedition under the direction of the author of this article carried out rescue excavation work over an area of 5,000 m 2 in the vicinity of Scythian Neapolis: 180 burial structures of the Bitak Burial-ground were uncovered dating from the early 3 rd and late 2 nd cen- turies BC. This article treats Tomb No. 155, which is interesting in view of its strati fi cation in tiers and because the grave goods inside it were con fi ned to a narrow chronological range. The tomb was almost in the centre of the excavated area within the burial- ground, at a small distance from the earlier earthen tombs of the 2 nd and 1 st centuries BC (Fig. 1). The entrance shaft was trapezoidal in shape, measured 2 × 1 m and was oriented along a NEE-SWW axis: it was fi lled down to a depth of 1.2-1.4 m with stones mixed with loamy earth and remains of grave goods: fragments of wheel-turned pottery dating from the 1 st century BC – 1 st century AD, animal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

A Tomb of Early Roman Period from the Region of Scythian Neapolis

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Brill
Copyright
© 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0929-077X
eISSN
1570-0577
DOI
10.1163/1570057054352907
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Abstract

A TOMB OF EARLY ROMAN PERIOD FROM THE REGION OF SCYTHIAN NEAPOLIS ALEXANDER E. PUZDROVSKII Between 1989 and 1991 the Simferopol Expedition under the direction of the author of this article carried out rescue excavation work over an area of 5,000 m 2 in the vicinity of Scythian Neapolis: 180 burial structures of the Bitak Burial-ground were uncovered dating from the early 3 rd and late 2 nd cen- turies BC. This article treats Tomb No. 155, which is interesting in view of its strati fi cation in tiers and because the grave goods inside it were con fi ned to a narrow chronological range. The tomb was almost in the centre of the excavated area within the burial- ground, at a small distance from the earlier earthen tombs of the 2 nd and 1 st centuries BC (Fig. 1). The entrance shaft was trapezoidal in shape, measured 2 × 1 m and was oriented along a NEE-SWW axis: it was fi lled down to a depth of 1.2-1.4 m with stones mixed with loamy earth and remains of grave goods: fragments of wheel-turned pottery dating from the 1 st century BC – 1 st century AD, animal

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2005

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