Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum

Edited by Thomas Kiely

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Tombs guide – 61-70

Tomb 61

Contents: 33 registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, Egyptian faience vessel
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III, no evidence for LCI use
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, intact(?), roof collapsed
Additional information: Bucchero ware, stone vessels, mortars and pestles, strainer jug, ivory fragments, bronze vessels, mirrors, jewellery and weapons, faience fragments and beads


Tomb 62

Contents: six registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, cornelian bead
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-II
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: no other objects mentioned in notebook


Tomb 63

Contents: no objects registered and not in list of assigned tombs
Materials/objects: goldwork, silver, faience cylinders, Cypriot pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-II
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, status uncertain
Additional information: Base Ring I, Base Ring II, White Slip, White Painted VI(?) teapot


Tomb 64

Contents: three registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, Cypriot pottery and painted lentoid flask of uncertain production
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-II
Tomb type and status: pit tomb(?), status unknown
Additional information: described as a ‘small open grave’. Further goldwork, faience, ivory fragments, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery, including Red Lustrous Wheelmade ware and White Slip ware.


 

Tomb 65

Contents: four registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, stone beads, Late Helladic vessel
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-II
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: no other objects mentioned in notebook


Tomb 66

Contents: 140 registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, silver vessel, amber beads, bronze vessels, weapons, wall-nails and lamp, glass vessels, faience beads, vessels, cylinder and pestle, stone vessels, Late Helladic, Egyptian and Cypriot pottery and Levantine glazed pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIA-III
Tomb type and status: built tomb, intact
Additional information: this is the only built tomb found intact at Enkomi. No mention is made of skeletal material. The five bronze wall-nails were found driven into the wall to support objects, including a ceramic lamp on one side of the doorway (not retained) and the silver bowl. On the other side of the doorway the copper lamp was inserted into the wall. There is a low stone platform along two of the walls. Further objects not registered include a few items of gold and silver jewellery, fragments of faience, an additional fragmentary silver bowl, stone disc and vessel, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery including at least one further White Slip bowl.


Tomb 67

Contents: 86 registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, silver and bronze rings, amber, faience and cornelian beads, cylinder seal, hematite weights, alabaster vessel, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery and figurines
Chronological range of objects: LCIA-IIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, door unsealed but status unknown
Additional information: fragments of silver, ivories, bronze knife and fragments, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery


Tomb 68

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: gold bead, faience fragments, clay disc, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCI-IIC, possibly into IIIA
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, intact
Additional information: a sketch in the margin of the notebook shows the door sealing stone in place and an unusual v-shaped tomb. There is one skeleton laid out along one side of the length of the tomb, another at one end of the ‘v’, the finds were piled in the centre. CVA CM: LH IIIA2, IIIB, Pastoral Style. SCE IV1C: Base Ring I, White Slip II.


Tomb 69

Contents: 45 registered objects. The tripodic mortar is uncertain but has been added as probably from this tomb as the notebook specifically states that one was retained and this is the only one not to have a specific tomb assigned.
Materials/objects: goldwork, bronze ring, faience vessels, stone tripodic mortar, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery and a figurine
Chronological range of objects: LCIA-IIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, presumably disturbed as door sealing missing
Additional information: two human skulls are noted. Fragmentary silver bracelets, cylinder seal, ‘several’ tripodic stone mortars, another figurine, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery.


Tomb 70

Contents: 10 registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, fragmentary hematite weight, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCII-III
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, two chambers off a single dromos, one had been disturbed after being encroached upon by a well, the other looted through the entrance
Additional information: gold ear-ring, none of the pottery apart from the krater is mentioned in the notebook