1903-04 Ihnasya

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Season summary: 

The temple and temenos were cleared to a depth of 12 metres and notes that the temple may have been established in the 12th Dynasty but was altered throughout its existence. A gold statuette of Hershef was found and left Egypt in exchange for some 1st Dynasty jewellery from Abydos. A granite triad of Ramesse II, Ptah and Hershef was retained by the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Petrie notes clearing houses from the Roman Period which were burnt with the following objects found: lamps, terracotta figurines, pottery, and coins.  Currelly located the cemetery and notes the graves as looted. 

Petrie reports that he purchased many things this season in order to complete a corpus of lamps and presumably also bought other material. 


Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Archive Documents

Relevant publications: 

Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities : found by Prof. Flinders Petrie at Ehnasya, Dr. Naville & Mr Hall at Deir el Bahri and Drs Grenfell & Hunt at Oxyrhynchus (Egypt Exploration Fund), Mr Loat at Gurob and drawings from tombs at Saqqara by Misses Murray, Hansard & Mothersole (Egyptian Research Account), 1904 ; exhibited at University College, London, July 4th to 30th. 1904. London.


Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1904. Excavations at Ehnasya. Archaeological Report (Egypt Exploration Fund)(1903-1904), 12-14.


Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1905. Ehnasya: 1904. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 26. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.


Associated Excavation Image: 
Sketch Plans Ehnasya and Buto: Petrie – Ehnasya  & Supplement 1905 plate XLIV
Sketch Plans Ehnasya and Buto: Petrie – Ehnasya  & Supplement 1905 plate XLIV
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