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Fieldwork campaign

Saqqara Excavations and Fieldschool (Egypt)

Our recent excavations have focused on the more recent New Kingdom/Late Period (ca. 1500-332 BCE) material.

Duration
2018 - 2025
Contact
Sarah Schrader

Dr Sarah Schrader collaborates with Dr Lara Weiss (National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden) and Dr Christian Greco (Museo Egizio in Turin) in ongoing excavations at Saqqara, Egypt. Saqqara is an important archaeological site because it was used as a cemetery and religious center for millennia. It is the site of the Djoser’s famous step pyramid, built in the Old Kingdom (ca. 2600 BCE).

Our recent excavations have focused on the more recent New Kingdom/Late Period (ca. 1500-332 BCE) material, associated with Dr Weiss’ The Walking Dead Project. In collaboration with Dr Miriam Müller (Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University), a competitive fieldschool is offered for select BA students. One student supervised by Dr Schrader is selected to excavate, record, and research human skeletal remains, while another student under the supervision of Dr. Müller focuses on artifacts.  

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