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1900-01 el-Amra

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 

The focus of excavations this season was on early Egypt, although Randall-MacIver noted that there were numerous graves of Dynasty 18 and Dynasty 12 north of the Predynastic burials. These were not investigated.

Randall-MacIver identified two cemeteries - cemetery a and cemetery b - although these probably were part of one large cemetery. Cemetery a was estimated to include more than 600 graves and cemetery b to contain about 400.

Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Lucy Gura Archive, Egypt Exploration Society looks after some of the images from the excavation. There are no known notebooks or tomb cards.
Relevant publications: 

Catalogue of antiquities of the earliest dynasties: found by Prof. Flinders Petrie at Abydos, Mr Randall-MacIver at El Amrah (Egypt Exploration Fund) and Mr J. Garstang at Beit Khallaf (Egyptian Research Account), 1901 ; exhibited at University College, Gower Street, London, July 1st to 27th.  [London], [1901].

Griffith, Francis Llewellyn 1901. Excavations at Abydos : the prehistoric cemeteries at El Amrah, Archaeological Reports 1900-1901, 1-3.

Randall-MacIver, David, 1901. A prehistoric cemetery at El Amrah in Egypt : preliminary report of excavations. Man 1, 49-54. 

Randall-MacIver, David 1902. El Amrah and Abydos, 1899-1901. London : Egypt Exploration Fund.

Associated Excavation Image: 
Excavator's map of the cemeteries of el-Amra, as published in the 1902 excavation report.
Excavator's map of the cemeteries of el-Amra, as published in the 1902 excavation report.
Excavator's map superimposed on to modern-day googlemap
Excavator's map superimposed on to modern-day googlemap
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