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Collections

Under the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, the Expedition’s management of a vast on-site collection generated by decades of fieldwork at Abydos — ranging from the humble, yet all-important diagnostic pottery sherd to bioarchaeological material, fine art objects, and inscriptions from virtually every era of Egyptian history — is one of the most important components of our field program every season. Excavations over many seasons have produced a large and extraordinarily rich collection of archaeological material, which must be appropriately housed, stored, organized, registered, and protected for future study and research. These collections represent the material culture of ancient Egyptians from all walks of life over countless generations. They include, for example, the tools and artifacts of everyday life and domestic activity; the funerary objects that accompanied burials in the ancient cemeteries; architectural elements from major religious monuments at the site; a multitude of mummified dogs, hawks, ibises, cats, and even a mongoose, all brought as votive offerings to the gods; and the remains of the ancient inhabitants of Abydos themselves. In a study and laboratory setting that includes on-site collections storage and artifact labs, in addition to dedicated bioarchaeology and object conservation labs, these collections offer opportunities to study the full range of material culture from ancient Abydos in a comprehensive and integrated way.

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