Thursday, March 22, 2012

Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 97


The Society is pleased to announce the publication of Issue 97 of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. This volume has now been dispatched to members, and should be arriving with them soon (if you haven't received your copy, please contact the Society by clicking here).

Dr Jo Rowland, who is the EES Field Director for the Minufiyeh Archaeological Survey, has published an article in this issue of the JEA which details the results of her work in 2010 at Quesna (for the full Table of Contents, click here). During the season, the team uncovered an intriguing mud-brick structure, which, after further investigation, planning, and excavation, turned out to be an Old Kingdom mastaba - the first evidence of Old Kingdom structures at Minufiyeh since the Survey began in 2005.

In her article, Dr Rowland suggests that the location of the tomb at Quesna, halfway between Busiris and Memphis, might suggest that it was built for an official responsible for contacts between the two settlements. Work continues on the mastaba this Spring; to keep up to date with the latest developments, visit the Minufiyeh Archaeological Survey blog.

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