1901-02 Khamsin (Faiyum)

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.

The Roman cemetery was investigated with no noted results. To the west of this were a series of tombs with mumified crocodiles. The crocodiles were also buried with documents in Greek and demotic. The excavations also investigated some pits in the Ptolemaic cemetery which had been plundered in antiquity but still had intact cartonnage. 

 

 

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.

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