Mit Rehina Study Season: Analysis & Publication of Material from Kom el-Fakhry 2011 Field School

Conserving through analysis, documentation and publication of the material excavated at Kom el-Fakhry by the Mit Rahina Field-School 2011. The stratified settlement material ranges from the early-12th to late-13th dynasties and comprises ceramics, objects, fauna and mud sealing impressions. Project Director: David Jeffreys

This collaboration, between the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) and Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), builds on the work of the AERA/ARCE field-schools. ).The EES and AERA hope to continue to partner in the MRFS 2014 with the following goals: 1) Conserving through documentation and publication the rich corpora of artefacts, ceramics, and other material culture from the large-scale, systemic MRFS 2011 excavations at the site of Kom el-Fakhry, area FAD, in the traditional centre of ancient Memphis, 2) Conserving an important window onto the history of ancient Memphis, Egypt’s traditional administrative ‘capital’ by preparing material from MRFS2011 for dissemination to the scholarly community and for use as a teaching tool, 3) Conserving material culture and archaeological records from future excavations at other sites by trainingyoung archaeologists working as Inspectors for the Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) in the analysis and preparation required to bring excavation records and cultural material to publication.

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Location: Cairo, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Egypt Exploration Society Project partner(s): AERA - Ancient Egypt Research Associates Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $52,209 Commencement Date: 07/2014 Project Status: Completed
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