University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Kei Yamamoto

The Excitement of First Discovery

South Abydos 1899-1903

By: Kei Yamamoto

The current expedition to South Abydos follows in the footsteps of earlier explorers and archaeologists. David Randall-MacIver, Arthur C. Mace, Arthur E. P. B. Weigall, and Charles T. Currelly undertook the first archaeological investigations in the area between 1899 and 1903 on behalf of their project director, the renowned Egyptologist, William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Before […]


Currelly’s Dig House

By: Kei Yamamoto

When Currelly began work at South Abydos in January 1903, Petrie‚Äôs main camp was located about 3 km away in North Abydos. Currelly therefore built a small hut for himself in South Abydos at the base of the cliffs above the tomb of Senwosret III. In 2004, we excavated this hut to gain a better […]