Issue 1, 2018

G. A. Belova

Preliminary report on excavations in Memphis (Kom Tuman) in 2018

From 18 March to 30 April 2018 the Centre for Egyptological Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CES RAS) conducted a regular archaeological season at Kom Tuman. The work was carried out in the following areas: archaeological research; topographical survey; core-drilling; geological survey; work in the magazine. Archaeological work was conducted on two areas adjoining the fortified wall from outside — the workshops zone (VI.T12–T13, VII.A.13, VII.C12–C13) and the bastion zone (VII.C12–C13); on the area of the so-called ‘rescue excavations’ (X.F2–F3, X.G2–G3, X.H2–H3); in the location of the ‘side’ entrance to the palace of Apries. The topographical survey was focused on the palace of Apries. A 3-D model of the palace was finished, and two inner corners of the platform of the palace were also detected. A series of holes was made with a hand auger in order to determine the depth of the platform.

Memphis, Kom Tuman, palace of Apries, White Walls, workshops, Late Period, Ptolemaic period, Roman period.

Original language — English.

DOI: 10.24411/2686-9276-2018-00005

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