Origin of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt
(Cracow, Poland: 28th August - 1st September 2002)
Early Dynastic Egypt
The Late Predynastic - Early Dynastic Cemeteries of Minshat
Tell el-Samarah (el-Dakahliya Governorate), Northeastern Delta Salem
G. EL-BAGHDADI & Nagib Mohammed EL-SAID NUR
Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mansura Inspectorate (Egypt)
The El Dakahliya governorate located in the Northeastern Delta includes many important Late Predynastic and Early Dynastic cemeteries. The excavations presented were carried out by Salem el-Baghdadi as field director, under the supervision of Naguib Mohamed el-Sayed Nour, director general for the SCA in the Dakahliya governorate.
The site of Minshat Ezzat is situated about 15 km. east of el-Simbillâwein
and about 20 km. southwest of Mendes, which was already an important place
during late prehistoric times. The cemetery of Minshat Ezzat is at present
situated within the cultivated land.
Tell el-Samarah is situated one km. to the west of el-Samarah village
and about 40km. southeast of El-Mansoura City. The distance from the Minshat
Ezzat cemetery is about 20km.
The excavated area covered two feddans (8400 m²).
EL-BAGHDADI, S.G., 1999.
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