Karashamb 2010, Tomb 119

General Info

  1. Chamber: rectangular, subterranean, natural burial, 1.72 x 1.00 x 1.10 m.
  2. The longitudinal axis is oriented north-southeast.
  3. The tomb was covered with basalt slabs and large stones.  
  4. External structure: the tomb is encircled by a basalt cromlech measuring 5.30 x 5.00 m.  
  5. Human remains: adult male, his head was oriented south, arms and legs bent, he was lying on his right side.   
  6. Burial goods: 4 ceramic vessels, a bronze belt, poorly preserved bi-metal dagger, iron spear. 
  7. Additional information: a second cromlech was built on top of the earthen mound of the tomb and pottery fragments and a bronze bracelet dating to an earlier period were found in the fill of the tomb.

Archaeological materials

Pitcher

1. Clay, wheel-made, incised decorations

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XI – IX c. BC

Dagger

1. Iron blade and bronze head and belt hook

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XI – IX c. BC

Spear

1. Iron, shaft-socketed, symmetrically shaped tiptip and shaft, bronze belt hook, the tip is leaf-shaped

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XI – IX c. BC

Belt

1. Bronze sheet, undecorated, both ends are perforated  

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XI – IX c. BC


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