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1909-10 Sedment (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 surrounding area was explored from November 14-18 but only Middle and New Kingdom graves were found which were not part of the purpose of the excavators. The excavators do note a burial which had two baskets and a faience plaque with the name Thutmose III. They also excavted to the north and uncovered another Middle Kingdom cemetery where they note finding wooden servant statues and tableaux. 

 

 

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

Blackman. Aylward M. Blackman and J. de M. Johnson, 1910. The Graeco-Roman branch. Archaeological Report (Egypt Exploration Fund) (1909-1910), 10-12.

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