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1888-89 Byahmu

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 
  •  Petrie excavated for a few days around the area of the courtyard with two great pedestals for colossi guarding the access to the province--originally thought to be two pyramids.
     
  • The excavation concentrated on the courtyard's wall structures, pedestal remains, and inscribed fragments of the quartzite colossi. Possible remains of green glazed (faience?) ornamental panels or foundation deposit already destroyed at time of excavation were found.
Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Relevant publications: 

Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1889. Hawara, Biahmu and Arsinoe. London: Field & Tuer.

Dickerman, L. 1890. On Mr Petrie's recent explorations in Hawara, Biahmu and Arsinoë. Journal of the American Oriental Society 14, cxxvii-cxxvix.

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