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The Tomb of Two Brothers

Nature volume 85, page 332 (12 January 1911) | Download Citation



IN 1907, during the exploration of a series of tombs at Der Rifeh, the cemetery of the ancient Egyptian town of Shas-hotep, near Assiut, a concealed and hitherto unrifled chamber was discovered. Prof. Flinders Petrie, recognising the importance of the contents being kept together and scientifically examined, suggested that in consideration of a subsidy towards the work at Memphis, the tomb and its contents should be placed at the disposal of the Manchester Museum. Through the liberality of friends the sum required, with a balance sufficient to defray the cost of the present monograph, was provided. The report has been edited by Miss M. A. Murray, who has secured contributions from experts on the many points of interest connected with the discovery.

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