Sedment tomb (?) 1300
date: Second Intermediate Period (about 1600 BC)
1300 was a grave with a high number of objects. The character of the burial is not really clear, but it is possible that it was not a burial at all, but, as the excavators suggest a 'dump for lootings from other burials in the cemetery' (Petrie/Brunton 1924: 18). Most of the objects found belong to the Late Middle Kingdom or Second Intermediate Period. Especially remarkable is the shabti-like figure UC 18822.
(for the selection of objects in the tomb compare: burial customs)
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Petrie/Brunton 1924: 18, pls. XL, 2-36; XLI
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