» Reconstruction of the state of construction of the well in the Ramesside Period. The visualisation is based on the results of the excavation and contemporaneous wells from Tell Abqain in the Western Nile Delta.
» Section of the well showing the stratigraphy as revealed by the excavations. Within the shaft, several layers of filling material can be seen, as well as the stone casing around, and the building pit outside the well’s walls.
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About the project In 2000 and 2001, an ancient Egyptian well was excavated by the Qantir-Piramesse project of the Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, Germany, led by Dr. Edgar B. Pusch. The well dates back to the reign of Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE) and is located in the modern village of Samana in the North Eastern Nile […]