University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Molly Gleeson

Saving History

The Conservation of Painted Coffin Fragments from Abydos

By: Molly Gleeson

Archaeologists from the Penn Museum are currently searching for tombs related to the Middle Kingdom community at South Abydos. In the Museum’s collection are artifacts of this same time period but from North Abydos. One of these is a fragmentary coin—beautifully decorated—that is a good example of an elite funerary object dating to the same […]