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Application of gamma-ray spectrometry in discovering the granitic monument of King Pepi I: A case study from Hierakonpolis, Aswan, Egypt

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The current survey aimed to relocate the so-called granitic ‘stela’ inscribed for King Pepi I. The monument was originally discovered in 1897–1898 by British Egyptologists excavating on an ancient mound located in the floodplain at the archaeological site of Hierakonpolis (modern Kom el-Ahmar) in the Aswan Governorate of Egypt. The original excavators were unable to remove it owing to its great weight and the monument was therefore left at the site. It remained partly exposed until 1989, when...

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10.1007/s00024-018-2036-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Ashmolean Museum
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3598-580X
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Pure and Applied Geophysics Journal website
Volume:
176
Issue:
4
Pages:
1639-1647
Publication date:
2018-11-09
Acceptance date:
2018-10-29
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EISSN:
1420-9136
ISSN:
0033-4553
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942209
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pubs:942209
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uuid:8132027f-8184-4ffb-8d87-efb0e2dc8df2
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pubs:942209
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2018-11-13

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