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1911-12 Saft el-Gharbia

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.

Excavation took place from March 4-March 15. A Ptolemaic cemetery in the northern section of the site was explored. The excavator noted the graves were mostly shallow shaft graves with a chamber blocked by a mud-brick wall. It was usual to find pots next to or built into this wall.  

 

 

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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