Tell el-Farkha (2009 Season): grave no. 100 Cover Image
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Tell el-Farkha (2009 Season): grave no. 100
Tell el-Farkha (2009 Season): grave no. 100

Author(s): Mariusz A. Jucha, Grzegorz Pryc, Piotr Kołodziejczyk, Joanna Dębowska-Ludwin
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.

Summary/Abstract: Season 2009 was the 9th carried out on the necropolis in Tell el-Farkha. As a result, the total number of graves reached 108 (for details see Dębowska-Ludwin 2009). All the burials were spread over an area of c. 19 ares. The cemetery occupies the southern part of the Eastern tell, but unfortunately its range has not yet been fully defined. In general, burials from Tell el-Farkha have been divided into three main groups that reflect the successive phases of cemetery usage and are presently dated from Dynasty 0 to Old Kingdom times. It seems that particular groups of graves should be interpreted as activity remains of distinct and directly unrelated populations, although, all the people originated from the same cultural unit. Grave no. 100 (Fig. 1) – one of the most significant discoveries of the season – is from the oldest group of burials on the site.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 23-42
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English