Report on the excavation and the finds

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Abstract

Excavations at Saqqara in 1995 and 1996 revealed the previously unknown tomb of a Sixth Dynasty high official named Inumin. The stratigraphy, objects and ceramics from the tomb's burial apartments are discussed, elucidating the nature of burial preparations for a senior member of the bureaucracy at this time. Analysis if the material shows that the Burial Chamber was robbed several times before being sealed by deposits associated with local weather events. This likely occurred some time before the end of the third millennium BC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Teti cemetery at Saqqara
Subtitle of host publicationvol. III. The tomb of Inumin
EditorsNaguib Kanawati
Place of PublicationWarminster, England
PublisherAris and Phillips
Pages55-76
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)085668810x
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameThe Australian Centre for Egyptology
PublisherAris and Phillips

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Keywords

  • Egypt--History--Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-ca. 2181 B.C.
  • Egypt Archaeology
  • Saqqarah (Egypt)--Antiquities
  • Material culture--Egypt

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Sowada, K. N. (2006). Report on the excavation and the finds. In N. Kanawati (Ed.), The Teti cemetery at Saqqara : vol. III. The tomb of Inumin (pp. 55-76). (The Australian Centre for Egyptology). Warminster, England: Aris and Phillips.