Royal City of Sais

Penelope Wilson, 2020

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Excavated trench at Sais
Sais Excavations in 2003

The site of Sais (Sa el Hagar) in northern Egypt was the ancient capital of Egypt in the 7th-6th century BCE and has been settled since Neolithic times around 6000 years BP. Excavations at the site since 1999 by a Durham University/Egypt Exploration Society/Ministry of Antiquities mission have found evidence of different phases of the site’s history. The work has been carried out in conjunction with the geoarchaeological survey consisting of over 250 drill augers at and in the area around the site. The material archived here is part of the drill core data, prepared for publication. Further information can be found in P. Wilson, 2006, The Survey of Sais (Sa el-Hagar), 1997-2002, EES Excavation Memoir 77, London.

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