Evrychou-Phoenikas Tomb V in the Karkotis Valley, Cyprus: the ceramics

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The article presents and discusses the ceramics and associated burial customs from Evrychou-Phoenikas Tomb V, a large chamber tomb of the Hellenistic-Roman period in the Karkotis Valley in the hinterland of Skouriotissa excavated by Dr. Giorgos Georgiou of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus. The tomb belongs at the end of a long Cypriot tradition of depositing rich gifts including multiple ceramic vessels with the burials and reusing tombs for multiple burials over a long period. The ceramics are mostly of local production and the functions reflect the customs of depositing food and drinks as well as the need to treat the bodies with unguents and the need to light the way into the tomb. A single ink pot is the only
ceramic vessel that can be categorized as a personal object. The proportional distribution of vessels of different functions is explored to understand the potential changes in the associated burial customs during the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens
Pages (from-to)9-82
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2022

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