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Le vendredi 9 avril 2021 à 18h30 (heure du Caire), YouTube Ifao
Kom Ombo in the First Intermediate Period
Dr. Irene Forstner-Müller
Langue : anglais.
In the framework of the International conference : Chronologies and Contexts of the First Intermediate Period organized by the IFAO, a public online keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Irene Forstner-Müller (Director of the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Cairo) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday 9 April 2021.
The lecture will broadcasted live on Youtube and will be followed by a discussion with the public on Zoom application.
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The ancient site of Kom Ombo, Nb.t or Nwb.t, is located on the east margin of the Nile some 30 km north of Aswan in southern Egypt. Today it is dominated by a well-preserved temple of the Ptolemaic period (about 300 BC to 30 BC), but around three sides of the temple is a mound consisting of the remains of the ancient settlement, which was inhabited from at least 2600 BC to about the 10th century A.D., and again in the 19th century. Since 2017 the Austrian Archaeological Institute/Austrian Academy of Sciences, Cairo in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MOTA) is working at this settlement. Excavations north of the modern temple enclosure wall have uncovered part of a cemetery and a large administrative building of the First Intermediate Period containing silos. While this administrative building dates to the later First Intermediate Period/early Middle Kingdom, the cemetery was in use for a longer period. It is built on top of a town quarter from the Old Kingdom and dates most probably from the Later Old Kingdom to the very Early Middle Kingdom. In this paper, an overview of the recent results of this work will be presented which shed a new light on the importance of the town of Kom Ombo in the First Intermediate Period.