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Sharona (Faiyum)

Site description: 

Located on the east bank of the Nile the cemetery is apparently known by the same name as the modern day village of Sharona which is approximently 5 kilometres to he north. The site is marked by a mill.The town as well as the temple dedicated to Ptolemy I has been mostly removed for reuse. The excavators believe the cemetery was associated with Hierakonpolis. The tombs were either rock-cut into the side of the cliff or were shaft tombs, with one large rock-cut tomb was also decorated by sculpture and dated by the excavators to Dynasty 6. 

 

Type of site: 
Town; temple; cemeteries
Timeframe: 
Town (undated); temple (Ptolemaic Period); cemeteries (Old Kingdom, New Kingdom).
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