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Hierakonpolis is the largest Predynastic settlement still extant and accessible in Egypt.Preserved as a unit, it contains all the component parts that made up a city-houses and trash mounds (HK29, HK11 settlement features), cemeteries, industrial zones (Breweries, Pottery production), cult centers (HK29A) and more. As such, Hierakonpolis can tell us more about developments in this formative period than any other place. At its peak, at about 3600-3500 BC, Hierakonpolis must have been one of, it not, the largest urban units along the Nile, a regional center of power and a capital of an early kingdom destined to have intimate links with Egyptian kingship, as shown by the Palette of Narmer and the other amazing objects from the temple in the floodplain. The city was to become a cult center of the god Horus, to whom every king of Egypt was assimilated and whose sacred bird figured in the site.

 

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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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If you wish to contact the American Friends of the British Museum to help support the work at Hierakonpolis, you should note that they have moved to:
American Friends of the British Museum
275 Madison Avenue Suite 401
New York, NY  10016
Phone: 212-812-4362 

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