Archaeological research at the Kom al-Ahmar excavation site (Sharuna, Middle Egypt), 2006-2014.

Since the convention entered into with the Institute of Egyptology at the University of Tübingen, the holder of the archaeological concession of Kom el-Ahmar Sharuna, since 2006 the Clos Archaeological Foundation/Egyptian Museum of Barcelona has conducted six archaeological research campaigns at the main necropolis of this site in order to continue with the exploration and documentation undertaken by various teams from that university since 1984.
The Sharuna project basically consists of two lines of research; the first, led by Beatrice Huber, is focussed on the late Roman occupation of the region. The objective of the second line of research is the continuation of the excavation and documentation of the main necropolis of Sharuna. Here, the focus of activity has been on a sector of the eastern area, where the aim is to obtain a significant sample of the evolution of the necropolis over time through an exhaustive documentation process. Funeral structures from various periods (the Ancient Kingdom, the First Middle Period and the Ptolemaic Period), the reuse of tombs as a habitat by Coptic Christians and various galleries and chambers that would appear to form part of an extensive cemetery for sacred animals are the main elements in the historical-archaeological sequence of the location.

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