Origins of Egypt 5: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Predynastic & Early Dynastic Egypt, Cairo, 13-18 April, 2014
Origins5: Fifth international conference of Predynastic and Early Dynastic Studies edition:5 location:Cairo date:13-18 April 2014
Surveys in 2012 and 2013 by the University of Leuven Dayr al-Barshā Project, under the direction of Harco Willems, led to the discovery of rock circle tombs on the Nile facing escarpment in Dayr Abū Ḥinnis over a distance of up to 2,6 kilometres. Tombs were found containing small and large ceramic burial containers, as well as a diverse set of offering vessels. These show that the cemetery was is use from the second half of the Early Dynastic period into the early Old Kingdom.
The article summarises the results of the work done in the rock circle cemetery in Dayr Abū Ḥinnis. In addition finds will be compared with those from the three other investigated rock circle cemeteries in Dayr al-Barshā, in the Speos Artemidos region and in Nuwayrāt.