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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 were recovered. 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 in his report.

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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