1906-07 Deir Rifeh

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Season summary: 
  • Excavated between December and April, contemporaneous to the Giza season; the excavations extended from the Coptic village by the ancient tombs, at about six miles south of Asyut, for about three miles southward to beyond Zowyeh.
  • ​Cemetery dates span from the Middle Kingdom to Medieval times, with most tombs dating to Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom.
  • Finds include pottery, libation vases, stone vases, box coffins and sarcophagi, cartonnage masks, several statues and statuettes (made of hard stone, wood, pottery, limestone), canopic jars, boat models, arrows, horn and leather armlets, weavers slay, reed matting, a basket, clappers, ivory and wooden wands, beads necklaces, a silver bracelet, copper weapons, scarabs, pottery offering tables and soul houses, a painted wooden box, clay models, folding stools, four stelae, pottery headrests, ushabtis, and Roman wooden furniture remains.
Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Relevant publications: 

Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities : found by Prof. Flinders Petrie and students at Gizeh and Rifeh, 1907 ; exhibited at University College, Gower St., London, July 1st to 27th / British School of Archaeology in Egypt. 1907. London : BSAE.

Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1907. Gizeh and Rifeh. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account 13 (13th year). London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt; Bernard Quaritch.

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