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

Valentina Gasperini


At the end of the 19th century W.M.F. Petrie excavated a series of assemblages at the New Kingdom Fayum site of Gurob. These deposits, known in the Egyptological literature as 'Burnt Groups', were composed by several and varied materials (mainly Egyptian and imported pottery, faience, stone and wood vessels, jewellery), all deliberately burnt and buried in the harem palace area of the settlement. Since their discovery these deposits have been considered peculiar and unparalleled. Many scholars were challenged by them and different theories were formulated to explain these enigmatic 'Burnt Grou ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198818786
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198818786.001.0001


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Valentina Gasperini, author