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The Ptolemaic-Roman cemetery at the Quesna archaeological area

The Ptolemaic-Roman cemetery at the Quesna archaeological area
The Ptolemaic-Roman cemetery at the Quesna archaeological area
In the cemetery at Quesna, the 2009 spring season concentrated on the completion of Trench 1 in the
southwest of the site and the opening of Trench 4 at the eastern limit of the concentration of subsurface
deposits highlighted through geophysical survey. In addition, Trench 3 was opened in order
to explore the north-western extent of the sacred falcon necropolis. The spring 2010 season focused
on test trenches at Quesna and the continued reconstruction of ceramic coffins excavated in previous
seasons. The trenches on the northern edge of the gezira yielded further information relating to the
Ptolemaic to Roman cemetery, with a pit burial and further ceramic coffin burials, and for the first
time at the site Old Kingdom contexts were located. The trench in the falcon necropolis focused on
the north-western corner of the structure at the western end of the falcon necropolis and revealed a
sequence of robbing episodes that had occurred in the past.
0307-5133
31-48
Rowland, Joanne
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Inskip, Sarah
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Zakrzewski, Sonia R.
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Rowland, Joanne
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Inskip, Sarah
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Zakrzewski, Sonia R.
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Rowland, Joanne, Inskip, Sarah and Zakrzewski, Sonia R. (2010) The Ptolemaic-Roman cemetery at the Quesna archaeological area. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 96, 31-48.

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Abstract

In the cemetery at Quesna, the 2009 spring season concentrated on the completion of Trench 1 in the
southwest of the site and the opening of Trench 4 at the eastern limit of the concentration of subsurface
deposits highlighted through geophysical survey. In addition, Trench 3 was opened in order
to explore the north-western extent of the sacred falcon necropolis. The spring 2010 season focused
on test trenches at Quesna and the continued reconstruction of ceramic coffins excavated in previous
seasons. The trenches on the northern edge of the gezira yielded further information relating to the
Ptolemaic to Roman cemetery, with a pit burial and further ceramic coffin burials, and for the first
time at the site Old Kingdom contexts were located. The trench in the falcon necropolis focused on
the north-western corner of the structure at the western end of the falcon necropolis and revealed a
sequence of robbing episodes that had occurred in the past.

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Published date: 2010
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 204235
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/204235
ISSN: 0307-5133
PURE UUID: 8b70f867-0a18-41ae-b9ae-a5aa8ad2cdc7
ORCID for Sonia R. Zakrzewski: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1796-065X

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Date deposited: 24 Nov 2011 17:39
Last modified: 25 Jul 2019 00:35

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