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Thursday, January 21, 1915 (continued)

We were able to go quite all the way by carriage, so that, except for distance, the mound is within easy access of a railway station. This is another extensive area, comprised in the main of three mounds, A-B-C. A seems to be the site of a town, as the whole hill is covered with the walls of small houses, chiefly of Roman period. Here the sebbakim were actively at work.
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B is the site of the temple of which the north, East and South enclosing walls are in a good state of preservation. I saw no remains of the actual Temple building, but this is probably buried underneath later house walls, as the entire east end of the court was filled with house [sic]. The mound C seems also to have been part of the city plan. The cemetery probably lies at the west end of A, where there is a large extent of low level mound. A number of red pottery coffins, some still containing the bones were protruding from excavations made by natives…

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  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    01/21/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.