1901-02 Abydos

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Season summary: 
  • Flinders Petrie focused his attentions in the 'Temenos' (enclosure) of Osiris built by Thutmoses III, with positions of small objects marked on them with a trench number and a level. Several large Dynasty 1 and 2 tombs in the area were found and numbered M1-M69, while material associated with the Osiris temple buildings were marked with an O.
  • Laurence Christie drew sculptures in the Sety Temple for the Egyptian Research Account while A. St. G. Caulfield led the excavations there.
  • Arthur Weigall worked in the tomb and cemetery of Senwosret III (Cemetery S) about 1 km southwest of the temple of Senwosret III; published in Ayrton, E. R., Currelly, C .T., and Weigall, A. E. P. 1904. Abydos Part III, pp.11-21. He uncovered the T-shaped enclosure, a ritual purification house and two large, late Middle Kingdom mastabas adjacent to the T-shaped enclosure.
Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Relevant publications: 

Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities : found by Prof. Flinders Petrie at Abydos and Drs Grenfell and Hunt in the Fayum (Egypt Exploration Fund) and drawings from the temple of the kings (Sety I) (Egyptian Research Account), 1902 ; exhibited at University College, Gower Street, London, July 1st to 26th. 1902. London.

Petrie, William Matthew Flinders: Excavations at Abydos. - In: Man 2 (1902) 88-90 (no. 64).

Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1902. Abydos. Part I. 1902. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 22. London: Egypt Exploration Fund; Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.

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