Stone settlements

Rumours of a great stone: Archaeological exploration and settlement development at Tell Nabasha

5:00pm - 6:00pm / Thursday 1st February 2018 / Venue: Seminar room 10 Rendall Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Egyptology Seminar Series
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In this lecture, Dr Nicky Nielsen (Lecturer in Egyptology, Manchester University) will be talking about the site of Tell Nabasha in the north-eastern Nile Delta.

The site was first subjected to archaeological investigation by Flinders Petrie in 1886. Since then, more than a dozen missions from the EAO/SCA/MSA have excavated the temple, settlement and cemetery remains found at the site.

Since 2015, a University of Liverpool research project has been investigating both the remains of the settlement itself and previous archaeological exploration in the area.

This talk aims to provide a status on the project’s three main research methods: (1) conventional archaeological excavations, (2) archival and museum research and (3) the use of non-invasive remote sensing technologies to identify and contextualise areas of potential interest.

Further reading

In order to foster discussion and questions from the audience, we have asked the speaker to recommend some preliminary readings to set up the research background for the talk:

W. M. F. PETRIE, ‘Nebesheh (Am)’ in Tanis II, London 1888: 4-46
[available for download at:]
I. A. MUSTAFA, A Preliminary Report on the Excavation of the EAO at Tell Faraon-Imet Season 1985-1986, [in:] E. VAN DEN BRINK (ed.), The Archaeology of the Nile Delta, Amsterdam 1988, pp. 141-149
V. RAZANAJAO, Tell el-Fara’un and the Ancient imet, [in:] M. I. BAKR, H. BRANDL and F. KALLONIATIS (eds.), Egyptian Antiquities From the Eastern Nile Delta, Berlin 2014, pp. 48-63