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Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum

Edited by Thomas Kiely

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Tombs guide – 21-30

Tomb 21

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: two items of goldwork noted
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-II
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: SCE IV1C: Base Ring II


Tomb 22

Contents: 19 registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, bronzes, seals, ivories, pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III, probably primarily in LCII
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: also a stone pestle and a few more gold items


Tomb 23

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: only gold diadem fragment noted
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-II
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, presumably disturbed


Tomb 24

Contents: 37 registered objects, 28 are definitely from Tomb 24, the remaining 8 are from the 1969,0701 sequence and were found marked ’24’. One item possibly from Tomb 22, one possibly part of the Foundry Hoard.
Materials/objects: goldwork, scarabs, seals, ivories, stone objects, bronze, pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: a stone pestle and a few more gold pieces are mentioned in the notebook. The two stone and one ivory spindle-whorls mentioned also add to the likelihood of the 1969,0701 objects being definitely from this tomb. Tomb 24 seems to have a high proportion of objects retained and recorded.


Tomb 25

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum.
Materials/objects: goldwork, ivories, stone vessels bronze vessels, arrowheads, tripod, Late Helladic pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-II, possibly into LCIII
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, presumably disturbed as most material described as fragmentary


Tomb 26

Contents: fragment of engraved ivory mentioned in the notebook but the tomb is not listed as assigned to either museum so it was perhaps not retained
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, presumably disturbed


Tomb 27

Contents: one registered object, remainder in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: goldwork, amber bead, faience and stone beads, glass, ivory pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIA-III
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, status unknown
Additional information: CVA CM: LH IIIA2; SCE IV1C: White Painted VI, Monochrome, Base Ring I, Base Ring II, Red Lustrous Wheelmade


Tomb 28

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: one gold ear-ring fragment, one gold band
Chronological range of objects: LCIB, II
Tomb type and status: tholos tomb(?),presumably disturbed
Additional information: described as ‘well built of small irregular stones’. SCE IV1C: Base Ring I.


Tomb 29

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: gold bull’s head ear-pendant; one stone and one gold bead
Chronological range of objects: LC
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, presumably disturbed


Tomb 30

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: gold ear-ring, fragment of limestone sculpture
Chronological range of objects: LC, reused/disturbed in Cypro-Archaic period
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, disturbed