1909-10 Abydos

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 
  • Peet began excavations in cemetery E, which contained Predynastic graves and shaft tombs of the Old and Middle Kingdoms, in the area more recently referred to as the 'Middle Cemetery' at Abydos.. This is not to be confused with the separate 'Cemetery E' excavated at Abydos by John Garstang in the 'North Cemetery'.
  • Peet also continued to lead work in cemetery F, cemetery G, cemetery K, cemetery L, cemetery M, cemetery M, cemetery O,  cemetery W, cemetery Y and cemetery Z which are all located on the area usually referred to as the 'North cemetery' at Abydos. Most burials date to the Middle Kingdom and
  • Peet's teams also conducted excavations in cemetery T and cemetery R, which are on the area today referred to as the 'Middle Cemetery', but referred to by Peet as the 'South cemetery'.
  • Naville led excavations in the Umm el-Qa'ab.
Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Lucy Gura Archive, Egypt Exploration Society, Tomb cards and photographs

Archive Documents

Relevant publications: 

Catalogue of an exhibition of antiquities: found by the officers of the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abydos and at Sidmant, etc., 1909-10 ; exhibited at King's College, Strand, July 7th to July 23rd / Egypt Exploration Fund. 1910. London : Egypt Exploration Fund.

Naville, Edouard 1914. The cemeteries of Abydos. Part I: 1909-1910. The mixed cemetery and Umm el-Ga'ab. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 33. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.

Peet, T. Eric 1914. The cemeteries of Abydos. Part II: 1911-1912. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 34. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.

Associated Excavation Image: 
Sketch map showing the total excavated area at Umm el-Ga'ab between 1909-11. Naville et al. 1914: plate XXI.

Sketch map showing the total excavated area at Umm el-Ga'ab between 1909-11. Naville et al. 1914: plate XXI.

Photograph of work being carried out at Perabsen's tomb at Umm el-Ga'ab. Naville et al. 1914: plate XX fig. 1.

Photograph of work being carried out at Perabsen's tomb at Umm el-Ga'ab. Naville et al. 1914: plate XX fig. 1. 

Photograph of work being carried out at Perabsen's tomb at Umm el-Ga'ab. Naville et al. 1914: plate XX fig. 2.

Photograph of work being carried out at Perabsen's tomb at Umm el-Ga'ab. Naville et al. 1914: plate XX fig. 2.

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