1911-12 Abydos

Type of fieldwork: 
Season summary: 
  • Peet began excavations in cemetery C recording 34 tombs.
  • Excavations were also started by Peet's team in cemetery D, although it was mostly excavated in the 1912-13 season, recording 154 tombs. Two of the vaulted brick tombs of the New Kingdom were remodelled as Coptic chapels.
  • Excavations in cemetery S, by the Dynasty 1 enclosure of Mernieth,  found around 153 tombs.
  • Excavations were also conducted in a Predynastic settlement behind the temple of Sety, immediately outside the enclosure wall of the temple itself.
  • Naville led excavations in the Osireion.
Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Lucy Gura Archive, Egypt Exploration Society, tomb cards and photographs
Relevant publications: 

Naville, Édouard and Peet, Eric T. Excavations at Abydos. Archaeological Report (Egypt Exploration Fund) 1 January 1911, pp.1-9.

Peet, T. Eric 1914. The cemeteries of Abydos. Part II: 1911-1912. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 34. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.

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