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52-117 clay tablet with Linear B script, House of Oil Merchant, Room 2, MY Oe 117, 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/3/6/32
52-117 clay tablet with Linear B script, House of Oil Merchant, Room 2, MY Oe 117
52-117 clay tablet with Linear B script, House of Oil Merchant, Room 2, MY Oe 117

Scope and Contents

From the File:

This file features the pottery and small finds excavated by A. J. B. Wace and his team during the summer of 1952 at Mycenae. During this season, key objectives included the continuation of excavation of the Prehistoric cemetery north-west beyond the citadel walls, investigation of the ‘Hellenistic Gymnasium’ and continuation of work in the House of the Oil Merchant and in the House of the Wine Merchant (part of the Cyclopean Terrace Building). A highlight of the dig that year was the discovery in the House of the Oil Merchant of clay tablets inscribed in Linear B – the first to come to light at Mycenae, the same year as the decipherment of Linear B by Michael Ventris

Dates

  • 1952

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

© Nikolaos Tombazis

Extent

1 photographic print(s) (1 photograph)

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

Athens 7680

Bibliography

Wace, A. J. B., French, E. B., Bennett, Emmett L. (1958). The Mycenae tablets II (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. New ser. ; vol. 48 pt.1). Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, Oe 117

General

Negative 52 T 56 (Tombazi 1946)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cambridge: Faculty of Classics Archives Repository

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