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POSI Number TP127
GU number GU3047
SIA Number TS09
Intensive Survey Zone Karkotis
Village Katydhata
Locality Laonarka
Easting 489805.00
Northing 3882110.00
Elevation (m) 268.00
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Source Aerial
Aerial Photograph 38038
Sheet Map 1:5000 28-XXVIII
Team Leader ATB
Summary Roman chamber tomb with dromos
Topography midway down main ridge in town
Vegetation Batha
Access Behind Mayor's house; take a right at the InterAmerican sign off the main road
Description Environment Slope is less steep than that ot TP126. Just above (east of) ridge cut where housing development has begun. See TP126.South west to TP126 and level with it and West of TP 126 and downhill from it.
Pottery Some
Tile None
Chipped Stone None
Ground Stone None
Slag None
Architecture Abundant
Visibility (%) 70
Description POSI Dromos whose roof has collapsed. Two stepes down it are visible from the entrance, rest have been filled in. Walls of dromos were slighly domed. Most of chamber has been filled in with soil and bedrock. Chamber contains modern rubbish as well as possible remains of excavation (including a trowel). Chamber apperars to be ovular. Roof of chamber, as well as walls, appear to be intact. Worked limestone slab next to dromos entrance. Sherds of undecorated light utility vessels, including a lamp , on the higher slope to the east; also rim fragments of light blue open glass vessel.23/6/04, ATB: Dromos faces west, but chamber is on a slightly different axis: NW-SE. Chamber was previously described as ovoid; but we found that its walls are now more clearly defined, and additional chambers have been excavated by looters. The first chamber (as you enter) contained loose soil and cobbles, sherds, and a bone (possible human tibia). A limestone slab (50 x 42 x 10 m) sits along the south side of this chamber. The northern corner between the first and second chambers forms a very nice right angle. The second chamber contained very loose soil, which seems to be the spoil from the excavation of the third chamber. The second chamber's roof is currently only ca. one meter above the floor level. The third chamber contained a fragmentary cover tile, fragments of several glass vessels, trowels, sifters, and buckets.
Condition stable
Settlement No
Church No
Building No
Bridge No
Check Dam No
Threshing Floor No
Tomb Yes
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock No
Mine/Adit No
Botany No
Extraction No
Road No
Pottery No
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman Yes
Medieval/Ottoman No
Modern No
Slag No
Shrine No
Entered By CLT
Entered Date 3/8/2002 00:00:00
Recorded By ATB
Recorded Date 3/8/2002 00:00:00