Thursday, April 30, 2009

Including the 2009 dig diaries.

Welcome to

A visitor to the site before 1975 would have viewed a landscape uncluttered by monuments of any kind ... An observant visitor might have noticed rough rectangular depressions in the sand: the outlines of buried tomb courtyards.
Geoffrey Martin

Welcome to This website is maintained by the Friends of Saqqara Foundation, a non-profit foundation aiming at providing financial support for Dutch archaeological research at Saqqara, Egypt. In particular the foundation supports the joint excavation team of the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden and Leiden University. This team is advancing the research, documentation, and preservation of the monuments in the area south of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, where a cemetery of important New Kingdom officials is located.

The Leiden Excavations in the New Kingdom necropolis at Saqqara (Egypt) are a joint project of:

RMO - Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) at Leiden, the Netherlands
UL - Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Egyptology

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