Beni Hassan South Preservation Project

The Beni Hassan South Preservation Project is the first comprehensive effort aimed at documenting the complex archaeological landscape south of the Middle Kingdom necropolis at Beni Hassan. This landscape is comprised of temples, tombs, settlements, hermitages, and quarries dating to various periods from the Old Kingdom to the early modern period. Project Director: Scott Bucking

The Beni Hassan South Preservation Project is the first comprehensive effort aimed at documenting the complex archaeological landscape south of the Middle Kingdom necropolis at Beni Hassan. This landscape is comprised of temples, tombs, settlements, hermitages, and quarries dating to various periods from the Old Kingdom to the early modern period. Working collaboratively with the Egyptian ministry and Minia University, the project team will carry out urgent documentation and conservation on the archaeology at greatest risk due to illicit digging and agricultural development. The project also lays an important foundation for a large-scale preservation initiative that draws attention to the rich, multi-cultural heritage of the region and increases awareness of the significance of this region in multiple periods of Egyptian history.

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Location: Al Minya, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): DePaul University Project partner(s): Minia University, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $75,084.00 Commencement Date: 02/2020 Project Status: Active
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