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date: 02 December 2022

Lerna: the 'House of the Tiles'locked

Lerna: the 'House of the Tiles'locked

  • O. T. P. K. Dickinson

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Lerna: the ‘House of the Tiles’, Greek site south of *Argos (1), a fine example of the early Helladic II ‘corridor house’ type, now widely identified (J. W. Shaw, AJArch. 1987, 59 ff.). It is large (25×12 m.: 82×39 ft.), two-storeyed, regularly planned with central, axially arranged rooms between corridors, and roofed with clay and schist tiles. Among the finds were groups of clay sealings for jars, boxes, and baskets, suggesting that it had held considerable stores. Such buildings probably had important functions, but their nature is still disputed (Cullen, 111 ff.).

Subjects

  • Greek Material Culture: Bronze Age

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