Issue 3, 2022

G. A. Belova, S. V. Ivanov

New data on the Apries’ palace complex

The paper presents new data on the palatial complex at Kom Tuman (Memphis), which was obtained in course of archaeological excavations held by the Centre for Egyptological Studies in the fall 2021. The works were done in the area of the so-called Postern Gate made in a massive mudbrick ramp that led from Apries’s palace to the temple of Ptah. The gate led to a passage that had had several floor levels. The latest one was made upon a layer of burnt brick material that contained burials of an adolescent and an adult persons.
Excavations were also held on the edge of the platform that was used as a foundation for the palatial complex in the squares VI.N4–N5. The uncovered area contained more that 30 000 sherds of pottery vessels, most of which belong to amphorae of Lebian origin dating to the 6th — late 5th c. BC.

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

Original language — English.

DOI: 10.24412/2686-9276-2022-00009.

Referring: Belova G. A., Ivanov S. V. New data on the Apries’ palace complex // Egypt and neighbouring countries 3 (2022): 35–48. DOI: 10.24412/2686-9276-2022-00009.

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