Conference poster "Evidence for Late Third Millennium Weather Events from an Old Kingdom Tomb in the Teti Cemetery at Saqqara"

Sowada, K. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation


Abstract: During excavations in 1996 by the Australian Centre for Egyptology (Macquarie University) on a tomb in the Teti Cemetery at Saqqara, evidence of a major ancient weather event was revealed. The tomb belonged to a high official called Inumin, who late in his career served as vizier of King Pepy I of the Sixth Dynasty. Over a metre of laminated mud deposits in the subterranean burial chamber were the result of sustained rainfall over a short period of time. This event is dated on stratigraphic grounds to the Late Old Kingdom – early First Intermediate Period, and is regarded as part of the same weather event recorded during recent archaeological work near the enclosure of Netjerykhet Djoser.
Period12 Dec 2012
Event titleMemphite Necropolis (Egypt) in the Light of Geoarchaeological and Environmental Research
Event typeConference
Conference number2
LocationWarsaw, Poland
Degree of RecognitionInternational