1901-02 Fag el-Gamous (Faiyum)

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Season summary: 

The excavations were sponsored by the Graeco-Roman branch and thus were concerned with recovering papyri from the Graeco-Roman period rather than objects or material from different time periods.

The season started in January at a cemetery half-way between Manashinshana and the Sela railway station but the excavators did not give the site a name which was next to a road leading to the Nile Valley. This is approximently the same area where the site of Fag el-Gamous is located, so the AoE team has designated it as such. The site contained early tombs, with the excavators finding an inscribed bone cylinder (now in the Cairo Museum) and a number of headrests.  It seems the excavators looked at several cemeteries in the area which did not produce papyri, so excavations were moved back to the cemetery at Manashinshana. 


Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Lucy Gura Archive, Egypt Exploration Society
Relevant publications: 

Grenfell, Bernard P. and Arthur S. Hunt 1902. Graeco-Roman branch. Archaeological Report (Egypt Exploration Fund) (1901-1902), 2-5.

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