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Area F: 1988

The objective this year, after the discoveries at the bottom of the deep Iron Age sounding, was to broaden the area of exposure to the west of the "Great Wall", which with the discoveries in Areas B and G give us an idea of the Iron Age culture across the site. Three squares were sunk to the south of those excavated in the previous two seasons. After clearing off Garstang's back fill the entrance to the Roman period sanctuary appeared. Instead of running to the north, the road at the top of the stairs turned south. Fragments from a floral fresco were also found. Evidently the wall which they had decorated had stood in the way of the builders who knocked it outward, which left the fresco facing up. Below the Roman material a series of Hellenistic period chambers appeared; these produced a bread oven (tabun), and many small finds, especially coins.

Bronze dancing girl embelleshed a piece fruniture, made in Greece around 400 BC


Yearly reports for Area F:
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997

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