Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Ptolemaic-Roman cemetery at the Quesna archaeological area

The Ptolemaic-Roman cemetery at the Quesna archaeological area - ePrints Soton

In the cemetery at Quesna, the 2009 spring season concentrated on the completion of Trench 1 in the southwest of the site and the opening of Trench 4 at the eastern limit of the concentration of subsurface deposits highlighted through geophysical survey. In addition, Trench 3 was opened in order to explore the north-western extent of the sacred falcon necropolis. The spring 2010 season focused on test trenches at Quesna and the continued reconstruction of ceramic coffins excavated in previous seasons. The trenches on the northern edge of the gezira yielded further information relating to the Ptolemaic to Roman cemetery, with a pit burial and further ceramic coffin burials, and for the first time at the site Old Kingdom contexts were located. The trench in the falcon necropolis focused on the north-western corner of the structure at the western end of the falcon necropolis and revealed a
sequence of robbing episodes that had occurred in the past.

Item Type: Article ISSN: 0307-5133 (print)
Alternative titles: The Ptolemaic-Roman Cemetery
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Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology ePrint ID: 204235 Deposited By: Dr Sonia Zakrzewski Deposited On: 24 Nov 2011 17:39 Last Modified: 24 Nov 2011 17:39