1912-13 el-Riqqa

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
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Season summary: 

The main discovery was jewellery of a noble including a gold pectoral, along with fine caopic jars, and an offering table from the 12th dynasty. Gold jewellery  was also discovered in 18th dynasty burials. 

Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Relevant publications: 

Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities: found by Prof. Flinders Petrie and students at Tarkhan, Riqqeh and Memphis, 1913 ; exhibited at University College, Gower St., London, June 30th to July 26th / British School of Archaeology in Egypt. 1913. London : BSAE.

Engelbach, R. 1915. Riqqeh and Memphis VI. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account [25] (19th year). London: School of Archaeology in Egypt; Bernard Quaritch.

Associated Excavation Image: 
Excavator's plans of tomb 166, 191, 201 and 202 at el-Riqqa. Engelbach 1915: plate XLVIII.

Excavator's plans of tomb 166, 191, 201 and 202 at el-Riqqa. Engelbach 1915: plate XLVIII.

Excavator's plan of the 12th dynasty tombs 153 and 306 at el-Riqqa, including sketches of the found objects. Engelbach 1915: plate IV.

Excavator's plan of the 12th dynasty tombs 153 and 306 at el-Riqqa, including sketches of the found objects. Engelbach 1915: plate IV.

Photograph showing the 12th Dynasty tomb, number 306, at el-Riqqa. Engelbach 1915: plate III fig.1.

Photograph showing the 12th Dynasty tomb, number 306, at el-Riqqa. Engelbach 1915: plate III fig.1.

Photograph showing excavation of  tomb no. 300 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 1.

Photograph showing excavation of  tomb no. 300 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 1.

Photograph showing excavation of tomb no. 300 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 2.

Photograph showing excavation of tomb no. 300 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 2.

Photograph showing excavation of tomb no. 303 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 3.

Photograph showing excavation of tomb no. 303 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 3.

Photograph showing excavation of the  tomb no. 303 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards.Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 4.

Photograph showing excavation of the  tomb no. 303 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards.Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 4.

Photograph showing excavation of the tomb no. 302 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 5.

Photograph showing excavation of the tomb no. 302 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 5.

Photograph showing excavation of the tomb no. 302 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 6.

Photograph showing excavation of the tomb no. 302 at el-Riqqa, both during the works and afterwards. Engelbach 1915: plate II fig. 6.

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