Medinet Madi – Mission 2002


The Pisa University and Messina University expedition directed by Edda Bresciani and Rosario Pintaudi (members: A. Giammarusti, F. Silvano, A. Menchetti) extended the investigation of the buildings southward of the pillared house discovered last season.

The excavations provided greek papyri and ostraka (I-II century AD), rich series of roman glass (studied by Flora Silvano), ceramics, copper house furniture, coroplastic and fayence items; the pottery from this and the previous season has been studied for the publication.

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The Trieste University Institute for Applicated Geology, led by Michele Pipan, continued the program of geophisical exploration of the site.
The Middle Kingdom Temple (Temple A) of Medinet Madi has been monitoreted for consolidation: the definitive architectonic recording of this very important monument has been completed (arch. Antonio Giammarusti) for the imminent publication (“Projects”, ed. Edda Bresciani, Pisa 2003).

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