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British Museum, 1928–1931

The British Museum, like many museums, sponsored the work of organizations such as the Egyptian Exploration Fund (EEF) and by these means received a share of excavated objects. Between 1928 and 1931 the Museum sponsored excavations directly at Matmar and Mostagedda and distributed the finds.

In the early 1980s the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan once again organized excavations at places like Ashmunein (Hermopolis) in Middle Egypt and at Tell el-Balamun in the Delta. These did not, however, result in additions to the collections outside of Egypt.

Predynastic black-topped pottery vessel excavated at Mostagedda in 1929, UCL (UC25785).
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