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Artefact of the Day 28/7

July 30, 2015


Sven (with a different find)

Sven (with a different find)

The artefact of the day is a complete clay lamp, found by Sven in the entranceway to the house. The lamps we find at site are usually in very bad shape, and very rarely make it out of the earth in less than a thousand pieces. This lamp, the best lamp we found at the site to this date, made it into it protective wrapping in one piece. It is at least partially burnt, which might explain the stability (usually the lamps are made out of unburnt clay), and there are traces of seal oil still inside it.

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