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Kom el-Nana Reports

The expedition began a rescue excavation at Kom el-Nana in the spring of 1988 which was continued for several more years. For the 1989 and 1990 seasons the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research of the University of Cambridge offered fieldwork grants for the project and they were used to cover the costs of the excavation of certain parts of the site where the buildings seemed to have been constructed as places for ceremonies for the royal occupant(s) — the site as a whole seems to have been set aside for Queen Nefertiti — and for the cult of the sun. To these parts we gave the names Central Platform, North Shrine, South Shrine, South House (later changed to South Pavilion) and South Pylon. At the end of each of the two seasons a detailed report was prepared for internal circulation.

Having been prepared for internal circulation only (and in a word-processing system that is no longer available) they lack a final editing stage and contain some inconsistencies.

As part of the research on the 4000 or so fragments of decorated stonework which the excavations produced, Margaret Serpico reduced their basic characteristics to a database and used this to analyse the frequency of individual types of fragment and to survey the evidence for the forms of architectural columns. The report was, in the first instance, prepared for the British Academy which had supported the analysis and is presented here in its original form.

Kom el-Nana 1989 Report - PDFs

Introduction and Chapter 1 (Hi-Res 10Mb | Low-Res 1Mb)

Chapter 2 - The Context: The Southern Temple Group (Hi Res 48Mb | Low-Res 7Mb)

Chapter 3 - Kom el-Nana: The Central Platform (Hi-Res 35Mb | Low-Res 7Mb)

Chapter 4 - Kom el-Nana: The Stone Buildings (Hi-Res 42Mb | Low-Res 9Mb)






Kom el-Nana 1990 Report - PDFs

Introduction and Chapter 1 (Hi-Res | Low-Res 1Mb)

Chapter 2 - Kom el-Nana: The Central Platform (Hi-Res | Low-Res 6Mb)

Chapter 3 - The South House (Hi-Res | Low-Res 2Mb)

Chapter 4 - The South Pylon (Hi-Res | Low-Res 3Mb)






Kom el-Nana 1993 Report - PDF

Report on The Architectural and Relief Remains from the North and South Shrines at Komel-Nana by Margaret Serpico (Hi-Res 15Mb | Low-Res 10Mb)