The explorations of the site undertaken by Percy Newbury and George Willoughby Fraser was primarily a recording expedition of the 39 tombs of nomarchs in order to preserve a record of the tomb decoration both in drawing and in photography. The tombs were cleared and surveyed by Fraser.
In John Garstang's excavations of the site 1902-1904, 888 tombs were excavated. Garstang's excavations covered a wide geographic area from north the south: Kom el-Ahmar includes tombs of 5-6 dynasties and 12-15 dynasties; Nureat which has ca. 100 small rock cut tombs from dynasties 2-4; North Beni Hasan which has ca. 900 tombs of officials and elites from dynasties 11-12; and South Beni Hasan (Speos Artemidos) ca. 250 tombs from dynasties 12-15 and Old Kingdom rock cut tombs (dynasties 5-6).
Catalogue of drawings of scenes and hieroglyph : copied from wall-paintings in ancient Egyptian tombs of B. C. 3800 to B. C. 2500 at Dêr el-Gebrawi, El-Bersheh, and Beni Hasan ; exhibited by the Egypt Exploration Fund at the Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, September - October, 1893 / Egypt Exploration Fund. 1893. London : Egypt Exploration Fund.
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