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Author: Garstang, John
Publisher: Egyptian Research Account
Description: Publication of the Egyptian Research Account's excavations at the cemeteries in the Abydos region, 1900. The title of the book "el Arabah" takes its name from the nearby modern town name. Garstang's fieldwork report is accompanied by notes made by Percy Newberry (on the hieroglyphic inscriptions) and J. Grafton Milne (on the Greek graffiti).
Excavations directed by John Garstang at Abydos for the Egyptian Research Account. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt.
The museum subscribed to the 1900 - 1901 excavation season and received X finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series 24.9.00.127-235.
John Garstang, 'El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety' (London, 1901).
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