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Tombs, burials, and commemoration in Corinth's northern cemetery

Author: Kathleen W Slane
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2017.
Series: Corinth, v. 21.
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"Rescue excavations were carried out along the terrace north of Ancient Corinth by Henry Robinson, the director of the Corinth Excavations, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens on behalf of the Greek Archaeological Service, in 1961 and 1962. They revealed 70 tile graves, limestone sarcophagi, and cremation burials (the last rare in Corinth before the Julian colony), and seven chamber tombs (also  Read more...
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Slane, Kathleen W., 1949-
Tombs, burials, and commemoration in Corinth's northern cemetery.
Princeton, New Jersey : The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2017
(DLC) 2016032863
(OCoLC)959965213
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen W Slane
ISBN: 9781621390220 1621390225
OCLC Number: 1019679035
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 270 pages, xx pages of plans, 91 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Bibliography and Abbreviations; Explanatory Notes; 1. Introduction and Summary of Results; 2. Single Graves and Deposits; 3. The Painted Tomb; 4. The Tombs by the Tile Works; 5. Other Chamber Tombs to the East; 6. The Human Skeletal Remains; 7. The Animal Remains; 8 The Architecture of the Chamber Tombs; 9. The Movable Objects; 10. Cemeteries, Burial Practices, and Funeral Customs; Appendix 1. The 1937 Roman Chamber Tomb at Hexamilia and Its Finds. Appendix 2. The Lead Tablets from the Chamber Tomb with Sarcophagi and Its WellConcordance A. Corinth Grave Index; Concordance B. FlÃÞmig Numbers and Publications of Corinthian Tombs; Concordance C. Corinth Inventory; General Index; Index of Potters' Marks; Indexes of Bone and Pottery Lots; Plans; Plates.
Series Title: Corinth, v. 21.
Responsibility: by Kathleen Warner Slane.

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"Rescue excavations were carried out along the terrace north of Ancient Corinth by Henry Robinson, the director of the Corinth Excavations, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens on behalf of the Greek Archaeological Service, in 1961 and 1962. They revealed 70 tile graves, limestone sarcophagi, and cremation burials (the last rare in Corinth before the Julian colony), and seven chamber tombs (also rare before the Roman period). The burials ranged in date from the 5th century B.C. to the 6th century A.D., and about 240 skeletons were preserved for study. This volume publishes the results of these excavations and examines the evidence for changing burial practices in the Greek city, the Roman colony, and a Christian town. Documented are single graves and deposits, the Robinson 'Painted Tomb, ' two more hypogea, and four built chamber tombs. Ethne Barnes describes the human skeletal remains, and David Reese discusses the animal bones found in the North Terrace tombs. The author further explores the architecture of the chamber tombs as well as cemeteries, burial practices, and funeral customs in ancient Corinth. One appendix addresses a Roman chamber tomb at nearby Hexamilia, excavated in 1937; the second, by David Jordan, the lead tablets from a chamber tomb and its well. Concordances, grave index numbers, Corinth inventory numbers, and indexes follow. This study will be of interest to classicists, historians of several periods, and scholars studying early Christianity"--Publisher description.

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