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Tomb I

Rock Cut Tomb

<b>Tomb I</b>Posted by salsImage © sals
Latitude:40° 48' 39.68" N
Longitude:   8° 26' 33.83" E

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Northwest of the groups of tombs so visible from the access track, and in line with the field boundary, this tomb is just to the right of the path.
A short dromos, into a chamber with a central pillar and a niche opposite the entrance, and then two doors to the right. Climbing through, you're on a little rocky platform and the ground slopes away towards 4 doors set up from floor level and with a magnificent step to reach the farthest to the left, and a further chamber beyond the second left.
Something about this made me think of the fantastic Hal Saflieni Hypogeum on Malta - but on a much smaller scale of course. I spent what seemed like ages just sat enjoying the cool and the calm and the shafts of sunlight illuminating the entrance.
As in Tomb XVI a twice trepanned skull (image linked) was found here - though this person was not so lucky .... they didn't survive the second operation.
sals Posted by sals
31st May 2009ce
Edited 31st May 2009ce

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Trepanned skull found


sals Posted by sals
31st May 2009ce