Tell el-Farcha. 20 Years of Polish Excavations

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  • Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:00 AM - Sunday, January 29, 2023

Exhibition prepared at the Archaeological Museum in Poznań on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the research carried out by Poles at the Tell el-Farcha site in Egypt. Beautiful pictures show not only the most important discoveries and the environment in which archaeologists work and live but also the inhabitants of the village of Gazala.

The site was discovered in 1987 by Italian archaeologists and since 1998 it has been the subject of research of the Polish expedition organized by the Institute of Archaeology of the Jagiellonian University and by the Archaeological Museum in Poznań in cooperation with the Center for Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. The work has been led from the beginning by Prof. Krzysztof M. Ciałowicz from Krakow and by Dr. Marek Chłodnicki from Poznań.

Tell el-Farcha was an important economic and political center during the formation of the united Egyptian state. Its inhabitants actively participated in trade with the east and south. It was here where representatives of the royal administration of the first pharaohs were established. Next to the settlement there is the cemetery where also members of upper classes were buried, equipped with many burial gifts, sometimes of a luxurious nature. Their presence in Tell el-Farcha confirms the high rank of this place.



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