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24 pages

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Published Jun 2016

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784913830

Digital: 9781784913847

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Eleutherna; Burial; Orthi Petra; Cremation; Bones; Tomb; Osteoarchaeology

A Dignified Passage through the Gates of Hades

The Burial Custom of Cremation and the Warrior Order of Ancient Eleutherna

By Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

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Archaeological excavations at the Eleuthernian burial ground of Orthi Petra yielded a remarkable collection of jar burials in complex internal tomb stratification, containing cremated human bones accompanied by a most noteworthy assembly of burial artifacts of exquisite wealth.



Prologue; Introduction; Anthropological insights on monumental tomb A1K1; The warrior order of ancient Eleutherna; Deciphering conferred funerary whispers; Standing upright in Hades; Epilogue; Acknowledgements