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The fire

The dig dated the megaron 1 temple building between the Recent - Final Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age, recognising the two different construction phases, the second of which came after the village was destroyed by a fire (fig. 1).

Fig. 1 - Overview of the external area of the megaron 1 temple (photo by Unicity S.p.A.).

In fact, a thick carbon layer was found outside the monument at a deep level (fig. 2).

Fig. 2 - Detail of the external area of the megaron 1 temple (photo by Unicity S.p.A.).

The latter was connected with the collapse of the wooden beams and boughs of the sloping roof, above which  stone slabs were placed, to complete the jutting roof (fig. 3).

Fig. 3 - Reconstruction hypothesis of the megaron 1 roof
(By FADDA 2012, p.age 13, fig. 14).

The layer of the fire of the first phase covers a period of time from the 12th and 11th century B.C. and can be confirmed by the chronology of the same megaron temple.



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