Pherae Excavation 1899
Excavation: Research excavation
The excavation of the prehistoric mound at Pherae (modern Velestino) in Thessaly to test the theory that circular mounds were burial tumuli and other mounds were settlements. C.D. Edmonds, British School at Athens student, excavated a tumulus known at the site of Piláf-Tepé near Pherae (modern Velestino) and came upon the tomb-chamber situated in the very centre of the tumulus. In a sloping plastered pit was found the body of a sacrificed ram, and in a lower pit, closed with a painted slab, was an untouched burial, apparently of the latter part of the third century B.C. The ashes of the deceased were enclosed in a silver vase decorated with a fine moulded head of the young Herakles.
Active from 04 May 1899 to 1899.
1899. Annual Meeting of Subscribers. BSA 5: 99-107. Direct link
Edmonds, C. D. 1898. Some Doubtful Points of Thessalian Topography. BSA 5: 20-25. Direct link