The Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region in the Old Kingdom: A preliminary survey report
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PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourcePražské egyptologické studie (Prague Egyptological Studies), 2018, 21, 94-105
Old Kingdom, Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region, Sixteenth Upper Egyptian nome, rock tomb, rock-cut mastaba, rock circle tomb, pottery, John Garstang
Surveys carried out in 2012 and 2013 by Bart Vanthuyne (University of Leuven Deir el-Bersha Project) led to the discovery of early Old Kingdom rock circle tombs on the Nile-facing escarpment in the Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region. An Old Kingdom rock-cut mastaba was likewise found. The first excavations in the area had been conducted over a century ago by John Garstang. The article discusses Garstang’s finds and presents the new survey results in order to examine the development of the Beni Hasan el-Shuruq region in the Old Kingdom.