1887 Tukh el-Qaramus

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 

This large tell site (mound) was excavated by Naville's teams. In his publication of the work Naville mentions the discovery a small plaque of gold, another of porcelain, and several of carnelian, but without any inscriptions. Several pots of coarsered pottery, four mortars, four corn-rubbers, carnelian pins and 32 saucers are also mentioned. Navile notes in particular "a larg pottery vase in blue enamel, having a hieratic inscription in black burnt into the paint, and with a figure of Harmakhis... now at the Boolak Museum [today in one of Cairo's museums?]." A pair of bronze tongs are mentioned as being presented to the British Museum.

Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Lucy Gura Archive, Egypt Exploration Society
Relevant publications: 

Naville, Edouard and F. Ll. Griffith 1890. The mound of the Jew and the city of Onias: Belbeis, Samanood, Abusir, Tukh el Karmus. 1887 / The antiquities of Tell el Yahûdîyeh, and miscellaneous work in Lower Egypt during the years 1887-1888. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 7. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, pp. 28-30.

 

Additional archive material: 
Oxford, Griffith Institute, University of Oxford
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