Season 2023

The 2023 season took place in the first half of June and was eminently technical. We made an exhaustive study of the concession area, in northwest Saqqara, from a spatial, topographical, and geological point of view. We studied the composition of the terrain to understand the geological context in which the tombs of this cemetery were built and their shafts and burial chambers dug, as well as the deposits of gravel and sand that cover them today. We made first topographical maps. But, above all, we carried aout an extensive archaeological, geomagnetic, and geo-radar survey of the granted area. This has helped us to plan the work that we will carry out from this year’s season 2024 onwards, with the systematic excavation of the monumental mastaba of Sabu Tjety.

Magnetic prospecting work in the site
Works in the area of the mastaba of Sabu Tjety
The three members of the geophysical prospecting company Sot: Helena, Pedro, and Roger, prospecting the Sabu Tjety mastaba with a georadar
The unevenness of the ground sometimes makes it difficult to move the radar forward
Josep takes notes in a unique setting...
Oriol and Roger decanting sands and gravels to find out the geological composition of the soil
Our photographer, Albert, ever stealthily ubiquitous...

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