Kom el-Farahy: a New Kingdom island in an evolving Edfu floodplain

Bunbury, J.M., Graham, A. and Strutt, K.D. (2009) Kom el-Farahy: a New Kingdom island in an evolving Edfu floodplain. British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan, 14, 1-23.


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Two seasons of geoarchaeological and geophysical fieldwork (2008, 2009) were conducted at a small mound, known locally as Kom el-Farahy, some 800m to the south-east of the necropolis of Hagr Edfu. The work shows that the site formed as an island in the Nile, suggesting that the river lay 3km to the west of Edfu town and temple during the New Kingdom. Geophysical fieldwork on the west side of the Edfu mound has clearly revealed the profile of the sandstone outcrop upon which the temple stands.

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Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 341607
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Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 15:39
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 11:38
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341607

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