1903-04 Abydos

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 
  • Work this season focussed on ten successive temples superimposed on the temple site at Abydos
  • Petrie also led work at the 'Shunet el-Zebib' or what was referred to as the 'ancient fort' of Second Dynasty ruler Khasekhemwy. This is in fact the enclosure of Khasekhemwy. A cemetery in and around this was also explored, notably producing a group of Dynasty 12 amulets and  Aegean and Egyptian pottery figures date by Petrie to the New Kingdom.
  • Margaret Murray and Miss Hansard worked on the Egyptian Research Account explorations of the Osireion.
Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Relevant publications: 

Petrie 1903.

Ayrton, E. R., C. T. Currelly, and A. E. Weigall 1904. Abydos. Part III. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund. London: Egypt Exploration Fund; Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.

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