Dothan Publication Project Internet Addendum

Fig. 37

Figure 37 begins a sequence of three photographs (Figs. 37, 38 and 39) which details the western end of Level 1 tomb remains.

Although the grid lines (strings) are not in place as in other tomb excavation photographs below, the layout of the grid system is clear. Beginning in the western end of the tomb chamber, Squares 1A-G run from south to north (from Crypt A to Crypt C; see Tomb 1 plan in Fig. 5 above). Figure 37 documents Squares 1A-G, 2A-G, 3A-G and 4A-G, each grid line running from south to north and each line crossing the main chamber of Tomb 1 from Crypt A to Crypt C. From this perspective through the collapsed ceiling of Tomb 1, the rest of the grid system for the tomb excavations is not visible.

A number of architectural features are discernable in this first photograph which looks to the west and into the collapsed ceiling of the tomb chamber. The lower portion of the shaft entrance is visible in the top center of the photograph. What appears to be a barren spot in the midst of the tomb remains (note the meter stick) marks the point of the lower shaft's entrance into the main chamber of Tomb 1 (see Figs. 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 above). Most of Crypt C is visible on the right side of the image. A portion of the northern wall of Crypt A can be seen on the left side of the photograph. Pottery remians are heavily concentrated throughout Level 1 with some skeletal fragments discernable (note especially Squares 2D and 2E). The characteristic Level 1 pottery forms are visible throughout the remains, notably in the northwestern corner of the tomb chamber to the south of Crypt C.

 

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