Karashamb 2010, Tomb 231

General Info

  1. Chamber: rectangular, subterranean, natural burial, 1.64 x 1.00 x 0.86 m.
  2. The longitudinal axis is oriented east-west.
  3. The tomb was covered with basalt slabs.  
  4. External structure: the tomb is encircled by a basalt cromlech measuring 3.40-3.00 m.  
  5. Human remains: fragmented skull, oriented west, arms and legs were bent, the deceased was lying on the right side along the chamber.
  6. Burial goods: 2 ceramic vessels, 1 bronze spear, 1 bronze earring.
  7. Additional information: a second cromlech was built on top of the tomb mound, which was preserved in the northern section. Numerous pottery fragments, 3 beads, and a button dating to an earlier period were found inside the fill.

Archaeological materials

Pitcher

1. Clay, wheel-made, incised and embossed decorations
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XII – XI/X c. BC

Pitcher

1. Clay, wheel-made, incised decorations
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XII – XI/X c. BC

Spear

1. Bronze, shaft-socketed, leaf-shaped tip
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XII – XI/X c. BC


Photogallery

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