from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, a vase or other receptacle for bones; an ossuary.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
A first century A.D. fluted and vase-shaped ostotheca (ash urn) was located in the vicinity.
This week another ostotheca fragment decorated with an ivy wreath (dating to late Hellenistic/early Imperial times) was found reused in the base of the southwest corner pilaster.
A nice find from the site of Hisar, now taken to the city hall of Canakli, is a limestone ostotheca, an ash and bone container.
An early Hellenistic ostotheca from Hisar, now near the belediye building of Canakli.