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The Basic Bibliography lists the important basic references along with some of the most recent publications where you can learn more, arranged according to location around the site. This is a good place to start if you are less familiar with the literature about Hierakonpolis.

The Big Bibliography is an excel file searchable by key word, time period, author, title, etc. for you to download (current as of November 2012). The key words include site locality number (e.g., HK6, HK29A, Tomb 100 (Painted Tomb), etc); object types (e.g. Narmer Palette, Main Deposit, lithics, pottery) and general topic (e.g., excavations, iconography, writing, archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, physical anthro, etc).

The basic chronological periods are noted as PD=Predynastic, ED=Early Dynastic, OK=Old Kingdom, LP=Late Period, etc.

The journal abbreviations are as listed on the Egyptology forum (where information on on-line availability is also noted). See: http://www.egyptologyforum.org/EEFrefs.html

If we have missed anything or you spot a mistake or have published something new, please let us know. Your input and suggestions would be most appreciated.

The citations for the publications referring to Predynastic and Early Dynastic aspects of the site were provided through the courtesy of Stan Hendrickx.

 

Hierakonpolis Basic Bibliography

General Works

 

Adams, B. 1988. Predynastic Egypt. Shire Egyptology 7. Aylesbury.

 

Adams, B and K. Cialowicz. 1997. Protodynastic Egypt. Shire Egyptology 25. Aylesbury.

 

Bard, K.A., 2008. An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Blackwell, Oxford.

 

Davies, W.V. and R. Friedman 1998. Egypt. British Museum Press, London. Issued in USA as Egypt Uncovered.

Hoffman, M. A., 1980/1991. Egypt before the pharaohs: the prehistoric foundations of Egyptian civilization. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Revised and updates in 1991, University of Texas Press.

 

Midant-Reynes, B. 1992. Préhistoire de L'Égypte: des Premiers Hommes aux Premiers Pharaons. Paris. The Prehistory of Egypt, 2000. English translation by I Shaw. Blackwell. Oxford.

Midant-Reynes, B. 2003. Aux Origines de L’Égypte. Fayard. France.

 

Midant-Reynes, B. 2000 The Naqada Period (c. 4000-3200 BC), [in:] Shaw, I. (ed.), The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, Oxford: 44-60.

                                                                                      

Wengrow, D., 2006. The archaeology of Early Egypt: social transformations in North-East Africa 10,000 – 2650 BC. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

 

Wilkinson, T.A.H. 1999. Early Dynastic Egypt. London-New York.

 

 

Hierakonpolis Overviews

 

Adams, B., 1977. Hierakonpolis. [in:] Helck, W. & Westendorf, W. (eds.), Lexikon der Ägyptologie 2. Wiesbaden: 1182-1186.

 

Adams, B., 1999. Hierakonpolis [in:] Bard, K. (ed.), The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: An Encyclopedia, Routledge, London and New York: 371-374.

 

Adams, B., 1995. Ancient Nekhen: Garstang in the City of Nekhen, Whitstable.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2003. City of the hawk. From ancient breweries to the earliest Mummies, excavations at Hierakonpolis are rewriting the origins of Egyptian civilization. Archaeology 56.6 (2003): 50-56.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2004. Hierakonpolis [in:] Redford, D.B. (ed.),The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt. Oxford: Vol. 2: 98-100.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2005. Hiérakonpolis Berceau de la royauté, Dossiers d’Archeologie 307: 62-73.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2006. Hierakonpolis: cradle of kingship. Ancient Egypt 6.4 (2006): 20-25.

 

Friedman, R., 2008.The cemeteries of Hierakonpolis, Archeo-Nil, 18: 8-29.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2011. Hierakonpolis [in:] Teeter, E. (ed.), Before the Pyramids. The origins of Egyptian civilization. Oriental Institute Publications 33. Chicago: 33-44. http://oi.uchicago.edu/pdf/oimp33.pdf

 

Friedman, R., 2012. Hierakonpolis [in:] Patch, D.C. (ed.), Dawn of Egyptian Art. New York: 82-93.

 

Hoffman, M.A., H. Hamroush and R.O. Allen., 1986. A Model of Urban Development for the Hierakonpolis Region from Predynastic through Old Kingdom Times, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 23: 175-187.

 

Kaiser, W., 1957. Zu vorgeschichtlichen Bedeutung von Hierakonpolis, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Abteilung Kairo16: 183-192.

 

 

Early Excavations/explorations

Bouriant, U., 1885. Les tombeaux d'Hieraconpolis, in Etudes archeologique, linguistiques et historique dedicees a M. de Dr. C. Leemans. Leiden.

 

Brunton, G., 1932. The Predynastic Town-site at Hierakonpolis, in S. R. K. Glanville (ed.), Studies presented to F. Ll. Griffiths. London: 272-276.

 

de Morgan, H., 1912. Report on Excavations made in Upper Egypt during the Winter 1907-1908, Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 12: 25-50.
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb344630070/date

 

 

Garstang, J. 1907. Excavations at Hierakonpolis, at Esna, and in Nubia, Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 8: 132-148.
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb344630070/date

 

Lansing, A. 1935. The Museum's Excavations at Hierakonpolis, Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 30: 37-45

 

Needler, W. 1984. Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum. New York.

 

Quibell, J.E. 1900. Hierakonpolis I. Egyptian Research Account 4. London.

http://archive.org/details/hierakonpolis00greegoog

 

Quibell, J.E. and F.W. Green. 1902. Hierakonpolis II. Egyptian Research Account 5, London.

http://archive.org/details/publications05brituoft

 

 

Recent Excavations/ Hierakonpolis Expedition

Multiple localities:

 

Fairservis, W. 1972. Preliminary Report on the First Two Seasons at Hierakonpolis, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 9: 7-27.

 

Friedman, R., A. Maish, A. G. Fahmy, J. C. Darnell and E. D. Johnson, 1999. Preliminary Report on Field Work at Hierakonpolis 1996-1998, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 36:1-35.

 

Friedman, R.F.; Watrall, E.; Jones, J.; Fahmy, A.G.; Van Neer, W. & Linseele, V., 2002. Excavations at Hierakonpolis. Archéo-Nil 12: 55-68.

 

Friedman, R., T. Hikade, M. Baba, J. Major and J. Paulson, 2008. The 2005-2006 field season of the Hierakonpolis Expedition. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 82: 89-111.

 

Friedman, R.F. & others, 2009. Report on the 2006–2007 season of the Hierakonpolis Expedition. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 83: 191–234.

 

Harlan, J. F., 1992. Wadi and desert settlement at Predynastic Hierakonpolis. [in:] Friedman, R. & Adams, B. (eds.), The Followers of Horus: studies dedicated to Michael Allen Hoffman. Oxford: 15-18.

 

Hoffman, M.A., et al., (1982). The Predynastic of Hierakonpolis. An Interim Report. Egyptian Studies Association Publication no. 1, Cairo and Illinois

 

 

HK6 elite cemetery

 

Adams, B., 1996. Elite Tombs at Hierakonpolis, [in:] Spencer, A.J. (ed.), Aspects of Early Egypt. London: 1-15.

 

Adams, B., 2000. Excavations in the Locality 6 cemetery at Hierakonpolis 19791985. British Archaeological Reports International Series 903. Oxford.

 

Adams, B., 2002. Seeking the roots of ancient Egypt. A unique cemetery reveals monuments and rituals from before the pharaohs. Archéo-Nil 12: 25–28.

 

Adams, B., 2004. Excavations in the Elite Predynastic Cemetery at Hierakonpolis Locality HK6: 1999–2000. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 78: 47–52.

 

Fahmy, A.G., Fadl, M. & Friedman, R.F., 2008. Archaeobotanical studies at Hierakonpolis Locality HK6: The Pre and early dynastic elite cemetery. Archéo-Nil 18: 169-183.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2004 Elephants at Hierakonpolis [in:] Hendrickx, S., Friedman, R.F., Cialowicz, K.M. & Chlodnicki, M. (eds): Egypt at its Origins. Studies in Memory of Barbara Adams. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 138. Peeters: Leuven: 131-168

Viewable on Google books

 

Friedman, R.F., 2008. Excavating Egypt’s early kings: Recent discoveries in the elite cemetery at Hierakonpolis [in:] Midant-Reynes, B. & Tristant, Y. (eds.), Egypt at its origins 2. Proceedings of the international conference ‘Origin of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt’, Toulouse (France), 5th8th September 2005. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 172. Leuven: 11571194.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2011. The early royal cemetery at Hierakonpolis: An overview [in:] Raffaele, F., Nuzzolo, M. &. Incordino, I.,(eds.) Recent discoveries and latest researches in Egyptology. Proceedings of the first Neapolitan congress of Egyptology, Naples, June 18–20, 2008. Wiesbaden: 67–86.

 

Friedman, R.F.; Van Neer, W. & Linseele, V., 2011. The elite Predynastic cemetery at Hierakonpolis: 2009-2010 update [in:] Friedman, R.F. & Fiske, P.N. (eds.), Egypt at its Origins 3. Proceedings of the Third International Conference ‘Origins of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. London, 27th July- 1st August 2008. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 205. Peeters: Leuven: 157-191.

 

Hendrickx, S.,2008. Rough ware as an element of symbolism and craft specialisation at Hierakonpolis’ elite cemetery HK6 [in:] Midant-Reynes, B. & Tristant, Y. (eds.), Egypt at its origins 2. Proceedings of the international conference ‘Origin of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt’, Toulouse (France), 5th–8th September 2005. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 172. Leuven: 61–85.

 

Van Neer, W., Linseele, V., & Friedman, R.F., 2004. Animal burials and food offerings at the elite cemetery HK6 in Hierakonpolis [in:] Hendrickx, S., Friedman, R.F., Cia?owicz, K.M. & Ch?odnicki, M. (eds.), Egypt at its origins. Studies in memory of Barbara Adams. Proceedings of the international conference ‘Origin of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt’, Kraków, 28th August1st September 2002. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 138. Leuven: 67–130.

Viewable on Google books

 

 

HK43 Non elite cemetery

 

Dougherty, S.P. & Friedman, R.F., 2008. Sacred or mundane: Scalping and decapitation at Predynastic Hierakonpolis [in:] Midant-Reynes, B. & Tristant, Y. (eds.), Egypt at its origins 2. Proceedings of the International conference “Origin of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt”, Toulouse, 5-8th September 2005. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 172, Leuven: 311-338

 

Fahmy, A.G., 2003. Palaeo-ethnobotanical studies of the Egyptian Predynastic cemeteries: new dimensions and contributions [in] Neumann, K., Butler, A. & Kahlheber, S. (eds.). Food, fuel and fields: Progress in African archaeobotany. Africa Praehistorica 15. Köln: 95–106.

 

Friedman, R.F., 1999. The Predynastic cemetery at HK43 [in:] Friedman, R.F.; Maish, A.; Fahmy, A.G.; Darnell, J.C. & Johnson, E.D, Preliminary report on field work at Hierakonpolis: 1996-1998. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 36 (1999): 3-11.

 

Friedman, R.F.; Watrall, E.; Jones, J.; Fahmy, A.G.; Van Neer, W. & Linseele, V., 2002. Excavations at Hierakonpolis. Archéo-Nil 12 (2002): 55-68.

 

Jones, J., 2007. New perspectives on the development of mummification and funerary practices during the Pre- and Early Dynastic periods [in:] Goyon, J.-C. & Cardin, C. (eds.) Proceedings of the ninth international congress of Egyptologists. Grenoble 6–12 septembre 2004: Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 150. Leuven: 979–990.

Viewable on Google books

 

 

Fort Cemetery, HK27

 

Adams, B., 1987. The Fort cemetery at Hierakonpolis, excavated by John Garstang. London: Kegan Paul International.

Viewable on Google books

 

Kemp, B.J. 1963. Excavation at Hierakonpolis Fort 1905: A Preliminary Note, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 49: 24-28.

 

Wilkinson, T.A.B., 1996. State Formation in Egypt: Chronology and Society. BAR Int. Series 651. Oxford

 

Decorated’ tomb (Tomb 100)

Case, H. and J.C. Payne. 1962. Tomb 100: The Decorated Tomb at Hierakonpolis, JEA 48: 5-18.

 

Cialowicz, K.M., 1998. Once more the Hierakonpolis Wall Painting, [in:] C.J. Eyre (ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Egyptologists Cambridge 3-9 September 1995, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 82, Leuven: 274-279.

Viewable on Google books

 

Hendrickx, S. & Eyckerman, M. 2012. Visual Representation and State Development in Egypt. Archéo-Nil 23: 23-72. (bibliography cited therein)

 

Kemp, B. J., 1973. Photographs of the Decorated Tomb at Hierakonpolis, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 59: 39-43.

 

Payne, J.C. 1973. Tomb 100: The Decorated Tomb at Hierakonpolis Confirmed, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 59: 31-35.

 

 

HK29A/B Ceremonial Center

 

Fahmy, A.G. and Fadl, M. 2009. Plant macroremains from Locality HK 29A at Hierakonpolis, Egypt. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45: 137-152.

 

Friedman, R., 1996. The Ceremonial Centre at Hierakonpolis, Locality HK29A [in:] Spencer, A.J., (ed.), Aspects of Early Egypt: 16-35 London.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2009. Hierakonpolis Locality HK29A: The Predynastic ceremonial center revisited. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45: 79–103.

 

Graff, G.; Eyckerman, M. and Hendrickx, S., 2011. Architectural elements on Decorated pottery and ritual presenting of desert animals. [in:] Friedman, R.F. & Fiske, P.N. (eds.), Egypt at its Origins 3. Proceedings of the Third International Conference ‘Origins of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. London, 27th July- 1st August 2008. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 205. Peeters: Leuven: 435-464.

Hikade, T.; Pyke, G. and O’Neill, D., 2008. Excavations at Hierakonpolis HK29B and HK25: The campaigns of 2005/2006. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Abteilung Kairo 64: 153–188.

 

Hikade, T., 2011.Origins of monumental architecture: recent excavations at Hierakonpolis HK29B and HK25 [in:] Friedman, R.F. & Fiske, P.N. (eds.), Egypt at its Origins 3. Proceedings of the Third International Conference ‘Origins of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. London, 27th July- 1st August 2008. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 205. Peeters: Leuven: 81-107

 

Holmes, D.L., 1992. Chipped Stone-working Craftsmen, Hierakonpolis and the Rise of Civilization in Egypt [in:] Friedman, R. and Adams, B (eds.), The Followers of Horus. Oxford: 37-44

 

Linseele, V., Van Neer, W. & Friedman, R.F., 2009. Special animals from a special place? The fauna from HK29A at Predynastic Hierakonpolis. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45: 105–136.

 

 

HK11C Industrial areas and beyond

 

Baba, M. 2009. Pottery production at Hierakonpolis during the Naqada II period:Toward a reconstruction of the firing technique. British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan 13.http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/bmsaes/issue13/

 

Fahmy, A.G., Fadl, M. & Friedman, R.F., 2011. Economy and Ecology of Predynastic Hierakonpolis, Egypt: Archaeobotanical Evidence from a Trash Mound at HK11C [in:] Fahmy, A.G, Kahlbeher, S. & D’Andrea, A.C. (eds), Windows on the African Past. Current approaches to African archaeobotany. Frankfort: 91-118

 

Harlan, J.F., 1982. Excavations at Locality 11C [in:] Hoffman, M.A. (ed.), The Predynastic of Hierakonpolis. Egyptian Studies Association 1. Giza/Macomb: 14-25.

 

Takamiya, I.H., 2008 Firing installations and specialization: A view from recent excavations at Hierakonpolis Locality 11C. [in:] B. Midant-Reynes, B. and Y. Tristant, (eds.),Egypt at its origins 2. Proceedings of the International Conference "Origin of the state, Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt”, Toulouse (France), 5th-8th September 2005. Leuven: 187-202.

 

 

HK24: Breweries

 

Geller, J.R., 1989. Recent Excavations at Hierakonpolis and their Relevance to Predynastic Pyrotechnology and Settlement, Cahier de Recherches de l'Institut de Papyrologie et d'Égypt­ologie de Lille 11: 41-52

 

Geller, J.R., 1992. From Prehistory to History: Beer in Egypt. [in:] Friedman, R. and Adams, B (eds.), The Followers of Horus. Oxford: 19-26.

 


HK29: The Burnt House


Hoffman, M.A.,1980. A Rectangular Amratian House from Hierakonpolis and Its Significance for Predynastic Research, Journal of Near Eastern Studies 39: 119-137.

 

Hoffman, M.A., 1982. Excavations at Locality 29, [in:] Hoffman. M.A. et al, The Predynastic of Hierakonpolis. (ESA 1) Giza/Macomb: 7-13.

 

 

Enclosure of Khasekhemwy aka the ‘Fort’

 

Alexanian, N. 1998. Die Reliefdekoration des Cheschemui aus dem sogenannten Fort in Hierakonpolis, [in:] Grimal, N. (ed.), Les critères de datation stylistiques à l'Ancien Empire. Institute Francaise d'Archéologie Orientale, Bibliothèque d'Ètude 120: 3-21.

 

Friedman, R., 2007. New Observations on the Fort at Hierakonpolis. [in:] Hawass, Z.H., and Richards, J. (eds.-, The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt. Essays in Honor of David B. O’Connor. Annales du Service des Antiquites de l’Egypte Cahier 36: 309-36.

 

Jaeschke, J.L & Friedman, R.F., 2011. Conservation of the Enclosure of Khasekhemwy at Hierakonpolis, Upper Egypt: Investigation, Experimentation and Implementation [in:] Rainter, L., Rivera, A.B. & Gandreau, D. (eds.), Terra 2008. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, Bamako, Mali February 1-5, 2008. Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles: 189-193.

 

Garstang, J. 1907. Excavations at Hierakonpolis, at Esna, and in Nubia, Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 8: 132-148.

 

Kemp, B.J. 1963. Excavation at Hierakonpolis Fort 1905: A Preliminary Note, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 49: 24-28.

 


Nekhen/Kom/Main Deposit

 

Adams, B. 1974. Ancient Hierakonpolis and Supplement. Warminster.

 

Bussmann, R., 2010. Die Provinztempel Agyptens von der 0. Bis zur 11. Dynastie. Brill, Leiden.

 

Dreyer, G. 1986. Elephantine VIII. Der Tempel der Satet: Der Funde. Archäologische Veröffentlichungen 39. Mainz.

 

Eckmann, C. and Shafik, S., 2005. Leben dem Horus Pepi Restaurierung und technologische Untersuchung der Metallskupturen des Pharao Pepi I aus Hierakonpolis. Mainz.

 

Fairservis, W. 1978. Preliminary Report on Excavations at Hierakonpolis. The Season January to March 1978. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie N.Y.

 

Fairservis, W. 1983. The Hierakonpolis Project. Season January to March 1978. Excavation of the Temple Area on the Kom el Gemuwia. (Hierakonpolis Occasional Papers in Anthropol­ogy 1) Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

 

Fairservis, W. 1986. The Hierakonpolis Project. Season January to May 1981. Excavation on the Kom el Gemuwia. (Hierakonpolis Occasional Papers in Anthropology 3) Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Hikade, T. 2004. Urban development at Hierakonpolis and the stone industry at square 10N5W [in:] Hendrickx, S., Friedman, R.F., Cia?owicz, K.M., Ch?odnicki. M. (eds.), Egypt at its Origins. Studies in Memory of Barbara Adams. Proceedings of the International Conference "Origin of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt", Kraków, 28th August-1st September 2002.OLA 138. Leuven:. 181–197.

 

Hoffman, M.A., 1971-72. Occupational Features at the Kom el Ahmar. Preliminary Report on the First Two Season at Hierakonpolis, Part III, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 9: 35-47.

 

Hoffman, M. A. 1986. A preliminary report on 1984 excavations at Hierakonpolis, Newsletter of the American Research Center in Egypt132: 3-9.

 

Hoffman, M.A. 1989. A stratified Predynastic sequence from Hierakonpolis (Upper Egypt), in L. Krzy?aniak, L., Kobuciewicz, M (eds.), Late Prehistory of the Nile basin and the Sahara. Pozna?, 1989: 317-323

 

McNamara, L., 2008. The revetted mound at Hierakonpolis and early kingship: A re-interpretation. [in:] Midant-Reynes, B. and Tristant, Y. (eds.),Egypt at its origins 2. Proceedings of the International Conference "Origin of the state, Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt”, Toulouse (France), 5th-8th September 2005: 901-36. Leuven: 901-936.

 

O’Connor, D., 1992. The status of early Egyptian temples: an alternative theory. [in:] Friedman, R. and Adams, B (eds.), The Followers of Horus. Oxford: 83-98.

 

Weeks, K. 1972. Preliminary Report on the First Two Seasons at Hierakonpolis Part II: The Early Dynastic Palace, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 9: 29-33.

 

Whitehouse, H. 1992. The Hierakonpolis Ivories in Oxford. A Progress Report, [in:] Friedman, R. and B. Adams (eds.), The Followers of Horus. Oxford: 77-82.

 


Nubian C-Group cemetery (HK27C)

Friedman, R. 2001. Excavations in the Nubians Cemeteries. Sudan & Nubia 5: 29-37.

 

Friedman, R. 2004. Excavation of the C-Group cemetery at HK27C, Hierakonpolis. Sudan & Nubia 8:47-51.

 

Friedman, R., 2007. The C-Group Cemetery at Locality HK27C: Results of the 2007 Season, Sudan & Nubia 11: 57-62.

 

Irish, J.D. & Friedman R.F. 2010. Dental Affinities of the C Group inhabitants of Hierakonpolis Egypt: Nubian, Egyptian, or both? Homo: Journal of Comparative Human Biology 61(2): 81-101.

 

Dynastic tombs

Davies, W. V., 2001. The dynastic tombs at Hierakonpolis: the lower group and the artist Sedjemneteru [in:] Davies, W.V. (ed.), Colour and Painting in Ancient Egypt. London: 112-25

 

Friedman, R.F., 1999. The Dynastic Tombs [in:] Friedman, R.F.; Maish, A.; Fahmy, A.G.; Darnell, J.C. & Johnson, E.D, Preliminary report on field work at Hierakonpolis: 1996-1998. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 36 (1999): 29-34.

 

Friedman, R., 2001. The Dynastic tombs at Hierakonpolis: painted tombs of the early Eighteenth Dynasty. [in:] Davies, W.V. (ed.), Colour and Painting in Ancient Egypt. London: 106-12.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2010. The Decorated Dynastic Tombs at Hierakonpolis [in:] Danforth, R. (ed.), Preserving Egypt’s Cultural Heritage. The Conservation Work of the American Research Center in Egypt 1995-2005. Cairo: 19-22.

 

Hayes, W.C. 1947. Horemkhacuef of Nekhen and his Trip to It-towe, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 33: 3-11.

 

Majer, J. and R. Friedman, 2008. Rock Cut Tombs of the Second Intermediate Period. In R. Friedman et al., The 2005-2006 Field Season the The Hierakonpolis Expedition. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte 82: 99-100.

 

Porter, B. and R. Moss. 1937. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. Upper Egyptian Sites. Vol. V. Oxford

 

Walters, E.J.,2003., Women in the Cult of Isis at Hierakonopolis[in:] Hawass, Z (ed), Egyptology at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century. Volume 2: History, Religion. Cairo: 558-565

 

 

Petroglyphs/HK64


Berger M., 1982. The Petroglyphs at Locality 61 in in M.A. Hoffman (ed.), The Predynastic of Hierakonpolis. (ESA 1) Giza/Macomb: 61-65

 

Berger, M., 1992. Predynastic Animal-headed Boats from Hierakonpolis and Southern Egypt, [in:] Friedman, R. and B. Adams (eds.), The Followers of Horus. Studies dedicated to Michael Allen Hoffman. Oxford: 107-120.

 

Friedman, R.F., 2000. Pots, pebbles and petroglypyhs part II: 1996 excavations at Hierakonpolis locality HK64 [in:] Leahy, A. & Taite, J. (eds.), Studies on ancient Egypt in honour of H.S. Smith. E.E.S. Occasional Publications 13, London: 101-108.

 

Friedman, R.F., 1999. Excavations at HK64 [in:] Friedman, R.F.; Maish, A.; Fahmy, A.G.; Darnell, J.C. & Johnson, E.D., Preliminary report on field work at Hierakonpolis: 1996-1998. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 36 (1999): 18-23.

 

Latest News

New tomb discovered at Hierakonpolis

Read all about this year's discovery of a nearly intact tomb from the predynastic period at the site of Kom el Ahmar, ancient Hierakonpolis, which  contained some astonishing and unique finds from the tomb.
For a Press Release about the tomb's discovery near Edfu, Egypt, by the international team from the British Museum, click here.

 


 

Discovering Tutankhamun

The Griffith Institute is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and one of the scheduled events will be a major exhibition in Oxford's Ashmolean Museum in 2014. Focusing on Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, material from the Griffith Institute Archive will tell the story of this discovery, its popular appeal, and will explore how modern Egyptologists are reinterpreting the evidence. "Discovering Tutankhamun" 24th July to 26 Oct 2014 - For information visit their website.


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