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Early Egyptian tomb security – middle class burials from Tell el-Farkha
Early Egyptian tomb security – middle class burials from Tell el-Farkha

Author(s): Joanna Dębowska-Ludwin
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Tell el-Farkha necropolis; Protodynastic and Early Dynastic graves; tomb security

Summary/Abstract: The necropolis in Tell el-Farkha gives examples of various means of burial protection taken by the ancient Egyptians in the Early Dynastic period. The discussed security techniques were of structural character as deep burial chambers and massive superstructures constructed over sub-ground grave parts of mud bricks or concerned the inside space of tombs. The most interesting was pouring liquid mud over whole burials, the most common was use of mats and brick rubble. The cemetery in Tell el-Farkha gives also examples of tomb intrusions – some of them resulted in severe burial plundering, some other occurred ineffective.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 31-36
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English