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1911-12 Kom el-Raheb

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 

The excavations were sponsored by the Graeco-Roman branch and thus were concerned with recovering cartonnage from the Graeco-Roman period rather than objects or material from different time periods.

An area to the north of the village was explored first and was determined to be an early Christian settlement. The excavator noted house-settlements, a monastery, and an early Coptic cemetery. The houses were cleared and rubbish mounds were examined for papyri. 

The dynastic cemetery next to the village was left unexcavated while a mixed period cemetery near the one in use by the village contained a few mummies and was examined. 

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

Johnson, John de M. 1912. Graeco-Roman branch. Archaeological Report (Egypt Exploration Fund) (1911-1912), 12-16.

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