Pherae Excavation 1899
The excavation of the 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 in 1899.
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