Tomb Robberies at the End of the New Kingdom: The Gurob Burnt Groups Reinterpreted

ISBN : 9780198818786

Valentina Gasperini
320 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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This book focuses on a series of archaeological assemblages excavated at the end of the 19th century at the archaeological site of Gurob (Fayum/Egypt). More than 100 years after their discovery, all the materials are presented together for the first time and are fully studied and analysed according to a modern archaeological approach.


1 The Burnt Group of Amenhotep III
2 The Burnt Group of Tutankhamon
3 The First Burnt Group of Ramesses II
4 The Second Burnt Group of Ramesses II
5 The Burnt Group of Sety II
6 Burnt Group '3'
7 Burnt Group '7'
8 Burnt Group 'X'

About the author: 

Valentina Gasperini obtained a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Bologna in 2010. Her PhD thesis focused on the history and archaeology of the Fayum region during the New Kingdom. She was then granted a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Bologna, during which she spent six months at the University of Liverpool as visiting scholar. In 2012 Gasperini was awarded a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship which she carried out at the University of Liverpool between 2014 and 2016. Her main research interest is focused on New Kingdom Egyptian and imported pottery, as well as on interconnections between Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age. Since May 2017 She has been working as Project Curator for the Amara West Ceramics at the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum.

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