Syene / Old Aswan spring 2019

Archaeological Projects

Syene / Old Aswan spring 2019, Archaeological Projects

The Swiss Institut (Schweizer Institut für Ägyptische Bauforschung und Altertumskunde in Kairo), in cooperation with the German Institut (DAI-Kairo), works in Elephantine Island since 1969, with the aim to study the development of an ancient Egyptian city, from pharaonic times to the beginning of the Islamic era. Currently, the archaeological and conservation works of the Elephantine Project of the Swiss Institut is directed by Dr. Cornelius von Pilgrim, and they not also work in Elephantine Island but also in the ancient site of Syene (Old Aswan).

The archaeological works during spring season 2019 focused in the Ptolemaic stratum of the so-called Area 3, where also the temple of Emperor Domitian is located. Whereas the rest of the team studies the pottery remains recovered from this area in the magazine of the MSA located in Gebel el-Sisha.

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