Results from the recent fieldwork at Tell Edfu

The most recent fieldwork season at Tell Edfu which took place in January/February this year, focused on the further excavation of the Old Kingdom remains in Zone 2 and the late Second Intermediate Period/Early New Kingdom villa and its ancestor shrine in Zone 1. The latest results from Zone 2 provide additional insights into the layout and functioning of the two monumental buildings of official nature that might be the first archaeological evidence for a royal domain - a so-called hwt installation. On top of the tell, some careful cleaning and excavation of the various phases of renewal and use of the ancestor shrine which had been discovered last year, revealed some additional surprising information about this installation. This lecture will give an update on these new results and put them into the wider perspective of the long-term development of the ancient town of Edfu from the late Old Kingdom until the early New Kingdom.

Join Nadine Moeller and Gregory Marouard as they present the latest findings from work at Tell Edfu in 2020.

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