The Archaeological Survey of Nubia; Bulletin Volume 1-2

The Archaeological Survey of Nubia; Bulletin Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... and a copper basketwork awl with a wooden handle. The graves were numbered 500-531. On the northern side of the khor which opens on the river at the island of Markos, there are a number of chamber tombs cut in the rotten stone. The chambers are very roughly cut, just large enough to take a single body. The entrances were blocked with stones and mud. The bodies lay extended on the back with the head towards the entrance. Thus the orientation varied, being always at right angles to the hill-side in which the tomb was cut. One of these graves contained a pot, and two others contained some gilt glass beads, blue glass beads and blue glazed beads. Several had fragments of coarse cloth. The graves are, therefore, probably not far distant in date from the early Christian period. Cemeteries Nos. 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, And 49, In The District Of Demhib. Khor Demhid is the largest of the ravines which we have yet visited, and runs far back into the eastern desert. The Nile valley is comparatively wide for several kilometres north of the khor, and on the east bank there is a long, narrow plain composed mostly of Nile mud. When the high Nile level was at about the 106-metre level this must have been a large tract of cultivable ground. Judging from the cemeteries found, the plain has supported a considerable population from the late predynastic period down to the present day. Cemeteries Nos. 43 and 44 are middle to late predynastic cemeteries on opposite sides of the river. No. 43 is at Bogga-el-Gharb in a spate deposit on the north side of a khor. No. 44 is at Max in a spate deposit on the south side of a small khor. Both are at high levels. They contained the usual oval graves with contracted burials and characteristic pottery, slate palettes and...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236540131
  • 9781236540133