Gallery – Columbarium

Doorway to Room 1, showing probable secondary adaptation of a mud-brick threshold.
Final view showing entrance to Room 1, looking across the room into Room 2.
View of the entrance to Room 3, looking across the room into Room 4 (after excavation).
View of Room 3 after the removal of part of the vaulting, showing the sand fill in Room 4 also.
View of the outer northwest area of the structure showing the exposure of a staircase.
Mounds of pottery, predominantly from “pigeon pots”, collected from around the structure B/3/2.
Greek ostrakon from Room 4, once placed atop a mud-jar sealing (Object Registration Number B/3/2/19).
Top view of a mud-jar sealing with its ostrakon in place (Object Registration Number B/3/2/57).
Room 3 at the beginning of excavation, showing the damaged vault and windblown sand fill.
View of Room 1 showing the damaged vault and level of windblown sand fill.
Room 3 showing secondary adaptation for the keeping of animals.
Floor deposit of Room 4 showing many of the mud-jar sealings in situ as well as animal strapping.
Floor deposit of Room 4 showing many of the mud-jar sealings in situ as well as animal strapping.
View of the staircase located on the outer west side of the structure, showing the outer mastaba located along the north side also.
Workmen repairing the upper doorway to Room 2.
View of the state of preservation of the entrance to Room 1 and debris from upper storey collapse encountered outside the structure.
View of the upper floor deposits in Room 1, showing cooking pots and an ochre-effected soil patch.
Room 1, detailed view of vaulting and traces of its uppper section.
Detailed view of the repaired doorway to Room 2, looking into Room 2.