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Harageh (Haraga)
(2913' N 3102'E)

UC 18650, handle of a mirror

By Harageh, Egyptologists refer to a series of cemeteries around the edge of a sand "island" in the middle of the fields between the Nile and the Fayum (see map). Reginald Engelbach and Battiscombe Gunn excavated this site in one season of work, winter 1913-1914, funded by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. They published their main finds in the volume "Harageh" (London 1923) which is of a very high standard for its time, but incomplete by the modern standards.

tomb index | Harageh on maps of Egypt


Date of the cemeteries:
late Old Kingdom (about 2686-2181 BC) - First Intermediate Period
late Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC)

Click here for the present location of the materials from the excavations (according to the publication/ according to the Museum records)


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