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Author: Garstang, John
Publisher: Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Égypte
Description: Brief account of John Garstang's fieldwork in Upper Egypt between 1905 - 1906.
The article is available online: http://archive.org/stream/annalesduservice08egypuoft#page/132/mode/1up (accessed 19 Feb 2015)
Excavation of an A-Group and C-Group cemetery at Kostamneh, Nubia (near el-Dakka) directed by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology on behalf of the Egyptian Excavations Committee in 1906. The site is within the area of Lower Nubia between the 1st and 2nd Nile cataracts, about 6 miles north of Quban (ancient Egyptian 'Baki'; Greek 'Contra Pselchis') but is now beneath the waters of Lake Nasser. The Garstang Museum of Archaeology (University of Liverpool) has 84 glass negatives, antiquities, some field notes and pottery corpus from the excavations. Other antiquities are known to be in museums at Manchester, Bolton and Glasgow.
John Garstang, 'Excavations at Hierakonpolis, at Esna and in Nubia'. Annales du Service des Antiquities de l’Egypte 8 (1907) pp. 139-141.
‘Before Egypt’ was an exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, the University of Liverpool (11 May - 26 October 2019), that featured collections of Predynastic Egyptian and Nubian artefacts from the University of Liverpool’s Garstang Museum of Archaeology, supplemented by loans of key objects from World Museum Liverpool, Manchester Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the British Museum. With artefacts dating from as early as 7,000 years ago, Before Egypt delved into the prehistoric past of Egypt and Nubia, featuring the ways in which early art, culture and politics were influenced by the unique geography of the Nile Valley. Many of the artefacts highlighted in the exhibition had never previously been on public display. The exhibition culminated with the beginning of the Pharaonic Age in around 3000 BC, showcasing artefacts from the tomb of Neith-hotep, the earliest historically attested woman in the world. Displays featured an object in the Garstang collection which suggests that this remarkable woman may have been more than ‘just’ a Queen.
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