Keywords

Excavations, Egypt, The Fayoum, Seila Pyramid, Fag el-Gamous

Abstract

Because the excavations discussed in this volume take place in the Fayoum, and cover a time period that spans from the Old Kingdom through the Byzantine era, many readers will find it helpful to understand the history, geography, and geology of the Fayoum. Here we provide a brief outline of those subjects. This is not intended to present new information or be a definitive discussion. Rather, it is aimed at contextualizing the rest of the material presented in this volume, and thus making all of its information more accessible. The Fag el-Gamous cemetery and the Seila Pyramid are located on the eastern edge of the Fayoum, just north of the center of the Fayoum’s north/south axis.

Original Publication Citation

“The Fayoum, the Seila Pyramid, Fag el-Gamous, and its Nearby Cities,” in Excavations at Fag el-Gamous and the Seila Pyramid, Kerry Muhlestein, editor in chief, Krystal V. L. Pierce and Bethany Jesnen, eds., Harvard Egyptological Studies vol. 7. (Leiden: Brill, 2019), 6-31.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

Brill

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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