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Deir el-Ballas Preliminary Report on the Deir el-Ballas Expedition, 1980-1986

Deir el-Ballas Preliminary Report on the Deir el-Ballas Expedition, 1980-1986

Deir el-Ballas Preliminary Report on the Deir el-Ballas Expedition, 1980-1986

Peter Lacovara
1990. The American Research Center in Egypt
x + 67 pages (including figures) + 17 plates + 5 plans in pocket, 29 cm. Includes bibliographical references.
ARCE report series 12
Cloth ISBN 0 936 770 24 4
Distributed by Eisenbrauns
Deir el-Ballas, located on the east bank of the Nile, approximately twenty kilometers south of Dendara, was excavated at the beginning of the twentieth century by George Reisner, Albert Lythgoe, and F.W. Green under the sponsorship of Phoebe A. Hearst. These excavations uncovered a large royal palace, a settlement, and a series of cemeteries dating to the late Second Intermediate Period and the early Eighteenth Dynasty. The results of the Hearst excavations were never published, however, and records of the expedition were inadequate to understand fully the nature and history of the site. Four seasons of excavation sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, published here in a preliminary report, revealed a site far larger than the Hearst expedition records had indicated, including palace complexes, a group of large houses, and remains of a previously unrecorded ancient settlement.
  • Peter Lacovara, director of the Deir el-Ballas expedition from 1980 to 1986, is curator of Ancient Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta.

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