McCormick

McCormick Theological Seminary, IL, USA

Tomb #A 65W

  • 13 pots and 1 basalt bowl: $272 [1]Lapp, Nancy. 1977. Correspondence from Nancy Lapp to ASOR Corporation Representatives 1977, Lapp-ASOR December 1977, ASOR Archives
  • On display: Yes. In a coffee table display recreating the original placement of the tomb contents at the McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago IL
  • Educational purposes: Yes

The shaft tomb A 65 had 3 chambers (S, E, W). An upright slab was discovered in situ at the entry to A 65 W. The roof to this chamber collapsed in antiquity. In the SW area of the oval chamber held a disarticulated and fragmentary pile of human remains, with the skulls (5, 4 adults, 1 subadult) roughly lined up in a semicircle. Pottery was placed left and right of the entry into the chamber. Three well-preserved layers of matting were under the human remains. Tomb A 73 (based on pottery dated to EB II) intruded into the north side of A 65W.

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Schaub, R. Thomas and Walter E. Rast. 1989. Bab edh-Dhra’. Excavations in the Cemetery Directed by Paul W. Lapp (1965-67). Reports of the Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain, Jordan, Volume 1. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

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1 Lapp, Nancy. 1977. Correspondence from Nancy Lapp to ASOR Corporation Representatives 1977, Lapp-ASOR December 1977, ASOR Archives