Khentkawes Town Field School: House D Excavation

An eight-week excavation field school in the Khentkawes Town (KKT) area of the Giza Plateau. The field school excavated and recorded House D of the KKT priestly quarters as the first step of a larger, three part agenda of fieldwork, conservation/reconstruction, and publication, undertaken in response to an initiative to revitalize tourism at Giza by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. Project Director: Richard Redding

An eight-week excavation field school in the Khentkawes Town (KKT) area of the Giza Plateau. The field school excavated and recorded House D of the KKT priestly quarters as the first step of a larger, three part agenda of fieldwork, conservation/reconstruction, and publication, undertaken in response to an initiative to revitalize tourism at Giza by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. In the Khentkawes Town (KKT) the focus was on House D, one of 13 houses built for priests or officials north of the causeway leading to the chapel in the funerary monument of Khentkawes I, a queen who ruled at the end of the 4th Dynasty. With more of the Giza Plateau being opened to tourism, we decided to uncover, map, and excavate the structure, as well as analyze its material culture, to provide future visitors with a more complete understanding of life in these buildings. The plan was to present the building in the context of the people who through their activities shaped the structure, modified it and gave it meaning during their occupation.

Project Details


Location: Giza, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $74,998 Commencement Date: 08/2017 Project Status: Completed
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