- As soon as they arrived, Quibell and his team cleared uninscribed rock tombs to turn them into 'a comfortable house'.
- The excavations (December to April) concentrated on the cemetery to the east of the settlement.
- Other excavated areas include mastabas outside the northern side of the city walls, temple deposits, and selected areas inside the city walls.
- Finds include pottery, stone vases, funerary stelae, soul houses, beads, seals and sealings, paint slabs, and mirrors, dating from the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom.
Catalogue of antiquities from excavations at Deshasheh and Behnesa (Egypt Exploration Fund) and El Kab (Egyptian Research Account) : exhibited at University College, Gower St., London, July 1st to 31st 1897. 1897. London : Egypt Exploration Fund.