El Hibeh Embroidery (Egypt)

Site of El Hibeh, Egypt. Site of El Hibeh, Egypt.

El Hibeh is an archaeological site in the Beni Suef Governorate, on the east bank of the Nile, Egypt. The site was occupied since the Third Intermediate Period (1070-712 BC) until possibly early Islamic times (c. seventh century AD). The University of California, at Berkeley, USA, was excavating at the site from 2001.

The 2005 field season included salvage excavations of disturbed Late Roman/Coptic burials outside the city. According to the 2005 excavation account, an embroidered bird  associated with NGLP Mummy 8 was identified. It is, however, a woven, rather than an embroidered textile.

Source: REDMOUNT, Carol A. (2005). 'U.C. Berkely Excavations at El Hibeh,' http://neareastern.berkeley.edu/hibeh/05_report_1.html (retrieved 5 March 2013).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 3 June 2016)


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