1913-14 el-Sheikh Ibada

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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 began 9 December and ended February 7 . First the excavations concentrated on rubbish heaps to the north of city (designated P, J, Z, M, N, K L, O Q) and in the southern part of the site (designated C,D, E, F, G, I) Some mounds were fully excavated while others were tested for the presence of papyri, Named areas like AB, D, H, X, V, U, R were also excavated. Finds that were recovered include statue heads, mosaic glass, coins, tolkens, dice, beads, amulets, reed pens, lamps, terracotta figurines, brushes, combs, and bronze, iron and wooden implements. Particularly notable was the collection of leather shoes and shoe making equipment that was found. 


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

Johnson, John de M. 1914. Antinoe and its papyri: excavation by the Graeco-Roman branch, 1913-14. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 1.3, 168-181. 



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