South Abydos Mastabas Project

The south Abydos mastabas project seeks to investigate the political, economic, and ideological situation during Dynasty XIII, a period of 150-170 years in which more than 50 kings ruled. This work involves the re-excavation of two royal funerary monuments, Matabas S9 and S10, from this era. Project Director: Dawn McCormack

The south Abydos mastabas project seeks to investigate the political, economic, and ideological situation during Dynasty XIII, a period of 150-170 years in which more than 50 kings ruled. This work involves the re-excavation of two royal funerary monuments, Matabas S9 and S10, from this era. Ongoing work at the site includes the investigation of the tombs themselves as well as a newly discovered cult structure attached to the northern face of the funerary enclosure.

Project Details


Location: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Middle Tennessee State University Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $8,955 Commencement Date: 12/2013 Project Status: Completed
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