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NEWSLETTER PCMA 2013

Predynastic and Pharaonic Egypt

Tell el-Murrah (Egypt)

Dates of work: 11 April – 15 May 2013

Team:

Director: Dr. Mariusz A. Jucha (Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Co-director: Grzegorz Bąk-Pryc, archaeologist (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

MSA representative: El Sayed Abdel Shakour Selim (Tanis SCA Inspectorate)

Archaeologists: Natalia Małecka (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków), Kamila Peschel (independent)

Archaeologists and ceramologists: Magdalena Kazimierczak, Magdalena Sobas (both PhD candidates, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Anthropologist: Anna Kozłowska (PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Documentalists: Aleksandra Siciak, Adelina Szczerbińska, Maciej Wyżgoł, Grzegorz Kochański, Michał Rutkowski (all Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków), Cezary Baka (student, Université Paris-Sorbonne

(Joint description of season 2012 and 2013)

Excavations of the site of Tell el-Murra in the northeastern part of the Nile Delta in 2012 and 2013, following up on surveys in 2008 and in 2010–2011, uncovered settlement structures from the Old Kingdom in the northeastern part of the site (trench T5). Excavations in the adjacent cemetery (trench S3) cleared more graves, which were dated to the Early Dynastic period based on pottery and stone vessel evidence.

The research was funded from a grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Centre, Poland (No. 2195/B/H03/2009/36).

[Text: Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean 24/1]

Contact
M.A. Jucha: m.jucha@murra.pl