Eighth Archaeological Campaign 2015

Goals

The eighth archaeological field season started on September 29 where work will resume in various fields of research until December 22, 2015.During this season, we will continue the excavations and restorations of the large mudbrick structure of the enclosure wall where the focus will be on the northeast corner of the western wall.

The excavations will be undertaken on several areas: the upper terrace, the magazines area and the exterior areas of the northern and southern enclosure walls. Excavations at the entrance of the second courtyard is planned to be completed during this season, to be able to complete restoration works at this area.

Documentation works of the numerous numbers of fragments, both of limestone and sandstone, which formed the walls and decoration of the temple will be resumed as well. In this regard, there are two ongoing investigations: a study regarding the group of sandstone fragments and an epigraphic study of the limestone fragments.

We will continue the investigation of the architectural peculiarities of the Middle Kingdom tombs located beneath the temple, as well as the materials that were found in some of them.
We will also proceed with the cataloging of the epigraphic and iconographic elements of numerous fragments of offering vessels found east of the pylon entrance.

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