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El Kab   By: (1867-1935)

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Transcriber's Note: 1) Spelling of Sneferu / Snefru left as in the original. 2) [.x] = dot above the letter [x.] = dot below the letter [=x] = macron above the letter

EGYPTIAN RESEARCH ACCOUNT, 1897.

EL KAB.

BY J. E. QUIBELL.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE WORK OF SOMERS CLARKE AND J. J. TYLOR.

LONDON: BERNARD QUARITCH, 15, PICCADILLY, W. 1898.

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED, STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

SECT. PAGE 1. Course of work 1 2. Chance of inscribed tombs 2 3. Description of site 2

CHAPTER I. THE EARLIEST TOMBS.

4. Mastabas and stairway tombs 3 5. Ka mena mastaba 3 6. A mastaba 4 7. Compound mastaba 4 8. Nefer shem em 5 9. Early black cylinder 5 10. Smaller mastabas 5 11. Stairway tomb with inscribed cylinder 7 12. Open graves 8 13. Maj[=u]r and cist burials 9

CHAPTER II. DATE OF THE "NEW RACE" REMAINS.

14. Variety of names 11 15. First dating erroneous 11 16. Evidence from El Kab 12 17. From other sites 12 18. Doubtful points 13

CHAPTER III. MIDDLE KINGDOM CEMETERY.

19. Early XIIth dynasty tombs and the wall 13 20. Tombs in detail 14 21. Later XIIth dynasty tombs 14 22. Beads 15

CHAPTER IV. NEW EMPIRE MONUMENTS.

23. Few XVIIIth dynasty remains 15 24. Temple of Amenhotep III. 16 25. Foundation deposits 16 26. Temple near the east gate 17 27. The date of the wall 17 28. Bronzes 17 29. Pigeon house 17

CHAPTER V. DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES.

30. Plate I. 17 31. Plates II VI. Photographs 17 32. " VII IX. Mastabas and tombs 19 33. Plate X. Alabaster vessels 19 34. Plates XI XII. Libyan and early pottery 19 35. " XIII XVII. XIIth dynasty pottery 19 36. " XVIII XIX. Marks on pottery 20 37. Plate XX. Pottery, scarabs, and cylinders 20 38. " XXI. Foundation deposits 20 39. Plates XXII XXVI. Plans 21 40. Plate XXVII. Contents of tombs 21

LIST OF PLATES.

I. Tomb plans. II. Old Empire stone vases, etc. (photographs). III. Sandstone statue of Nefer shem em, and group of objects from the tomb of Ka mena (photographs). IV. Sandstone table of offerings and two stelæ (photographs). V. XIIth dynasty statuette and ushabti, a late bronze, etc. (photographs). VI. Diorite, alabaster and pottery vessels of Old Empire (photographs). VII. Sketches of mastabas. VIII. Sketch of a mastaba, and box of ivory and glaze veneer. IX. Views of a stairway tomb. X. Alabaster vessels, XIIth and IVth dynasties. XI. Libyan and Old Kingdom pottery. XII. Old Kingdom pottery. XIII. Pottery, early XIIth dynasty. XIV. XIIth dynasty water jars. XV. " " pottery. XVI. " " " XVII. " " " XVIII. Marks on Old Kingdom pottery. XIX. " Middle Kingdom pots. XX. Pottery, scarabs and inscribed cylinders. XXI. Foundation deposits. XXII. Plan of cemetery E. of town. XXIII. " mastabas N. of town. XXIV. " tombs in S.E. angle of the enclosure... Continue reading book >>




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