1913-14 Haraga

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 

In his excavation report, Engelbach notes that the graves of Harageh were divided into 13 groups denoted by the letters A to H, NH, W1, W2 and Nz:

  • Cemetery A contained 103 graves mostly of Dynasty 12
  • Cemetery B was full of shaft tombs
  • Cemetery C contained three groups of graves (C1, C2, C3)
  • Cemetery D contained graves of the late Old Kingdom to the end of the First Intermediate Period as well as some Coptic burials
  • Cemetery E lay between cemetery A and B
  • Cemetery F
  • Cemetery G contained about 30 Predynastic graves dating to Naqada IIC-IID
  • Cemetery H lay about a mile south west of cemetery G and consisted of Predynastic graves dating to Naqada IIC-IID
  • Cemetery NZ
  • Cemetery S contained Middle Kingdom shaft tombs
  • Wady 1 (W1) and Wady 2 (W2) contained poor burials of the Middle Kingdom
  • Cemetery SH was a scatter of graves south of the village of Harageh

A wide variety of objects were recovered from the cemetery including statuettes in stone, faience, and wood, amulets, beads, steles and hundreds of scarabs. 

Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - tomb cards and photographs

Archive Documents

Relevant publications: 

The treasure of Lahun and antiquities from Harageh, 1914 : exhibited at University College, Gower St., London, June 22nd to July 18th / British School of Archaeology in Egypt. 1914. London.

Engelbach, Rex, Battiscombe Gunn, and Duncan Willey 1914. Harageh, 1913-14. Ancient Egypt 1914, 101-102.

Engelbach, R. 1923. Harageh. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account [28] (20th year). London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt; Bernard Quaritch.

Petrie, Hilda Flinders 1914. "The British School of Archaeology in Egypt", The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 1, No. 3, 185-186.

 

Additional archive material: 
Oxford, Griffith Institute, University of Oxford
Associated Excavation Image: 
Sketch map of the area of Haraga, with the cemeteries shown. Engelbach 1914: plate II.

Sketch map of the area of Haraga, with the cemeteries shown. Engelbach 1914: plate II.

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