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Tombs (Site C)

A site further up the valley by the (old) Paphos road consisting of two locations around 1.2km apart. At the first spot ‘three tombs were excavated, of no great size, but with complete skeletons, and containing large quantities of Cypriote pottery, some very fair specimens’.

Tomb 15

Contents: BM: two items registered
Materials/objects: Pottery
Chronological range of objects: CA
Tomb type and status Chamber, rectangular with short dromos on the long side, slightly off centre to the left; extended inhumation to the left of the doorway, head facing the entrance; circles drawn on the floor close to the back and right-hand wall of the chamber appear to represent grave goods
Additional information: Various items of pottery, probably WP/BiCh, BoR or BiCh Red, recorded in the Notebook but not kept.

Tomb 16

Contents: BM: two items registered
Materials/objects: Pottery
Chronological range of objects: CA
Tomb type and status:  Chamber (?)
Additional information: Numerous pottery items, probably WP/BiCh, BoR or BiCh Red, recorded in the Notebook but not kept.

Notebook
Descriptions of Tombs 1516

Tomb 17

Contents: No objects assigned to BM or CM
Materials/objects: Pottery
Chronological range of objects: CA II
Tomb type and status: Chamber, roughly rectangular with a curving back wall; short (?) dromos on the long side; two extended inhumations side by side against the back wall on the left, with a single burial of similar type in the right-hand corner; circles on the floor in front of both sets of burials appear to represent grave goods
Additional information: Pottery types seem to the mainly WP/BiCh (jugs, jars, flasks).

The second part of this site was higher up the valley to the south-west, and produced only a few surface graves (μνημέια), one of which (no. 18) was subsequently identified as part of a sanctuary.

Higher up the valley to the south-east, below the Hippodrome:

Tomb 18

(actually part of the sanctuary deposits from the Temple-Site, see below.)

Tomb 19

Contents: CM
Materials/objects:   Pottery, bronze
Chronological range of objects: CA I–II to Hellenistic (?)
Tomb type and status:  Surface grave
Additional information: The Notebook mentions a woman-and-pitcher jug; two bronze spirals and a small ring; a small red bowl with black rim (perhaps a BS/RS Type IV bowl). CCM, 182 mentions the jug, four bronze and a small ring.

Notebook
Descriptions of Tombs 17–19


Guide to the tombs

Introductions to the sites