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The Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region in the Old Kingdom: A preliminary survey report
The Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region in the Old Kingdom: A preliminary survey report

Author(s): Bart Vanthuyne
Subject(s): History
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Old Kingdom; Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region; Sixteenth Upper Egyptian nome; rock tomb; rock-cut mastaba; rock circle tomb; pottery; John Garstang;

Summary/Abstract: Surveys carried out in 2012 and 2013 by Bart Vanthuyne (University of Leuven Deir el-Bersha Project) led to the discovery of early Old Kingdom rock circle tombs on the Nile-facing escarpment in the Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region. An Old Kingdom rock-cut mastaba was likewise found. The first excavations in the area had been conducted over a century ago by John Garstang. The article discusses Garstang’s finds and presents the new survey results in order to examine the development of the Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region in the Old Kingdom.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 94-105
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English