1901-02 el-Hibeh

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 

The excavations were sponsored by the Graeco-Roman branch and thus were concerned with recovering papyri from the Graeco-Roman period rather than objects or material from different time periods.

Grenfell and Hunt purchased papyri during this excavation season which they thought had come from el-Hibeh. The Graeco-Roman cemetery to the north of the town wall had not been systematically excavated. They note that early Ptolemaic mummies were in limeston or painted wooded sarcophagi and there was a substantial amount of cartonnage recovered.  

 

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

Grenfell, Bernard P. and Arthur S. Hunt 1902. Graeco-Roman branch. Archaeological Report (Egypt Exploration Fund) (1901-1902), 2-5.

Grenfell, Bernard P. and Arthur S. Hunt 1902. Excavations in the Fayûm and at El Hîbeh. Archaeological Report 1901-1902, 2-5.

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