1911-12 Manqula

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.

The site was explored from February 26-28. The Roman and Coptic cemetery had been heavily plundered, fascilitated by sand dunes that blocked easy observation from the village of illicit activity. The excavator notes brightly coloured plaster masks. A Ptolemaic cartonnage cemetery was excavated two miles to the north of the Roman and Coptic cemetery. The excavator noted shallow pits on an east-west axis, pot coffins and papyrus cartonnage which was in a degraded condition.  

 

 

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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