The cemeteries at Dendereh were excavated by Flinders Petrie while he was working on behalf of the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Norman de Garis Davies, who became famous for his drawings of scenes in Egyptian tombs, worked with Petrie, exploring the early Roman burials scattered around the site. Davies found ‘hundreds of burials’, including mummies with name tags still attached and amulets, like those shown here, placed within the bandages.

For a history of the site, Click here