Tarkhan (Kafr Ammar, Kafr Turki)
(29°30' N 31°13'E)
With over 2000 tombs Tarkhan is one of the most important cemeteries
from the time of state formation (about 3000 BC) in Egypt.
Petrie explains in his first publication (Petrie 1913: 1) of the site: 'a distinctive name is required for the early remains, which are the more important, this volume is named from the nearest village Tarkhan'.
Petrie therefore used the name Kafr Ammar for burials of later date in the same series of cemeteries.
click on the map to see a plan of the cemetery
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