Tuesday, 29 May 2012

More on the Dayr al-Barshā discovery

On the website there is a very detailed press release which all lovers of FIP (First Intermediate Period) and early Middle kingdom will be very excited about. 
Dayr al-Barshā Project: During its 2012 spring campaign, the archaeological mission of Leuven University in Dayr al-Barshā, directed by Harco Willems, has discovered an important burial dating back to the beginning of the Middle Kingdom (approx. 2040 B.C.). Although the burial has been robbed at least twice, and has suffered extensive damage, a large amount of objects were still found in their original position, providing unique information on the scenario of the funerary ritual. The tomb must have belonged to a nomarch (i.e.

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