Newsletters and Reports

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2022

AERAgram 23

AERAgram 23:1-2

  • Silos 2022: End Game at Heit el-Ghurab?
  • A Tale of Two City Districts: A New Story at SWI
  • Copper at Giza
  • Art and Accounting of the Heb Sed: Sculptures as accounting records
  • Water from Below, Water from Above: History & Climate

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Annual Report 2021-2022

AERA Annual Report 2021-2022

  • Catching Up on Fieldwork
  • Great Pyramid Temple Project 2020
  • Objects Publication Project

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2021-2022

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2021

AERAgram 22

AERAgram 22:1-2

  • Searching for a Royal Building Under the Soccer Field
  • Acres of Bedrock: What the ancient builders’ holes tell us
  • Menkaure Valley Temple 2021
  • Lost But Found Again: Stamp seals and sealings from the Menkaure Valley Temple

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Annual Report 2020-2021

AERA Annual Report 2020-2021

  • Working through COVID, Making Discoveries
  • Great Pyramid Temple Project 2020
  • Objects Publication Project

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2020-2021

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2020

AERAgram 21

AERAgram 21:1-2

  • Khufu’s 30-Year Jubilee: Newly Discovered Pieces of a Puzzle
  • Menkaure Valley Temple: Season 2020
  • The Great Pyramid Temple Project: Preserving a Monument for the Future
  • Slaughter to Table: How Was Meat Cooked?
  • Looking Below the Surface: Ancient Mudbrick Walls

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Annual Report 2019-2020

AERA Annual Report 2019-2020

  • Adapting and Pushing On
  • Menkaure Valley Temple 2020
  • Field Lab 2020

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2019-2020

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2019

AERAgram 20_1

AERAgram 20:1

  • Return to the Menkaure Valley Temple
  • Broken, Buried & Bewildering: The Menkaure Valley Temple Sanctuary
  • Farmers at the Heit el-Ghurab Site?
  • Did Butchers Use Copper Knives at Giza?

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AERAgram 20:2

AERAgram 20:2

  • Shorbet Kawara: An Enlightenment
  • Copper at Giza: The Latest News
  • An Archaeobotanical Riddle
  • Foreign Trade and Heit el-Ghurab
  • In Memoriam: Glen Dash & Rabea Shehat

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Annual Report 2019

AERA Annual Report 2018-2019

  • Answers and New Questions
  • Field Season 2019: Return to MVT
  • Field Lab 2019
  • Return to the Sphinx Viewing Project

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2018-2019

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2018

AERAgram 19_1

AERAgram 19:1

  • Kromer 2018: Basket by Basket
  • Where in the World Is the Great Pyramid?
  • Spinning and Weaving at the Pyramids
  • From the Lab: Mechanics of an Influx
  • Learning Animal Bone: AERA-ARCE Field School

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AERAgram 19_2

AERAgram 19:2

  • Kromer in Context: Biography of an Ancient Dump
  • Return to the Menkaure Valley Temple
  • AERA Field School at Khentkawes Town
  • Giza Botanical Database Online

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Annual Report 2018

AERA Annual Report 2017-2018

  • Teaching and Research: Putting Together Big Picture Puzzles
  • Field Season 2018: The Search for Khufu
  • The Search for Khufu in the Lab
  • AERA Field School 2018

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2017-2018

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2017

AERAgram 18_1

AERAgram 18:1

  • Who Built the Sphinx?
  • Finding Petrie’s Marks on the Giza Plateau
  • In Search of Khufu
  • A Roof Over Their Heads
  • How Egyptians Quarried Their Building Blocks

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AERAgram 18_2

AERAgram 18:2

  • Voices of Memphis
  • Kafr, Village of the Pyramid Sheikhs at Giza
  • Bone Smashing
  • David Goodman: Back to the Point of Beginning
  • Sphinx Archive Project: It’s a Wrap

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Annual Report 2017

AERA Annual Report 2016-2017

  • Successful Endings, Exciting Beginnings
  • Study Season 2017: Launching the Search for Khufu, in the Lab
  • Sphinx Archive Grant Update
  • Memphis Site and Community Development

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2016-2017

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2016

AERAgram 17

AERAgram 17:1-2

  • Exploring a High Official’s Office-Residence
  • MSCD Memphis Project: The Final Year
  • In Search of the Human Hand that Built the Great Pyramid
  • Mit Rahinia Museum Catalog in the Works
  • AERA to Publish Archive of the Great Sphinx

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Annual Report 2016

AERA Annual Report 2015-2016

  • President’s Message
  • Blazing a New Trail: Memphis Site and Community Development
  • Food Storage, Food Preparation: Standing Wall Island Excavations
  • Glen Dash Foundation Survey 2016

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2015-2016

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2015

AERAgram 16_1

AERAgram 16:1

  • Discovery 2015: House of a High Official
  • What Was the Original Size of the Great Pyramid?
  • The Gallery Complex Gives Up Its Secrets
  • Hidden Details Come to Light with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
  • Jon Jerde: The Space In Between

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AERAgram 16_2

AERAgram 16:2

  • Memphis Site & Community Development: Ambitious Plans, Big Challenges
  • Results from the Survey of the Great Pyramid
  • A Second Official’s House Discovered
  • Remembering Kamal Waheed
  • US Ambassador to Egypt Tours the Lost City Site

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Annual Report 2015

AERA Annual Report 2014-2015

  • Two Sites, Two Field Schools: Analysis & Publication and Beginners
  • Excavations: Areas Standing Wall Island & AA-South
  • Glen Dash Foundation Great Pyramid Survey
  • Waterways & Harbors During the Old Kingdom
  • Taking A Closer Look: Discoveries in the Lab

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2014-2015

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2014

AERAgram 15

AERAgram 15:1-2

  • On the Waterfront: Canals and Harbors in the Time of Giza Pyramid-Building
  • Did Egyptians Use the Sun to Align the Pyramids?
  • A Change of Address: Funerary Workshop Priests Move to New Quarters
  • A Return to Area AA: Informal Seals and Sealings of the Heit el-Ghurab
  • Construction Hub to Cult Center: Re-purposing, Old Kingdom Style

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Annual Report 2014

AERA Annual Report 2013-2014

  • Bread and Beer for Dead Kings: Piety and Politics (Silo Building Complex)
  • Putting the Pieces Together (Material Culture Analysis)
  • Giza’s Back Bay: Marina del Rey (Queen Khentkawes Town)
  • Catching Up with Our Field School Alums

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2013-2014

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2013

AERAgram 14_1

AERAgram 14:1

  • The Lost Port City of the Pyramids: Heit el-Ghurab reveals a new role as part of a major port of the Nile
  • How the Pyramid Builders Found True North
  • The First Photos Taken from the Great Pyramid Summit
  • Weeds & Seeds: On the Trail of Ancient Egyptian Agriculture

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AERAgram 14_2

AERAgram 14:2

  • PEAKIT Punches Up 3D Laser Scanning, Adds Accurate Surface Relief
  • The Lost City is Named One of the Top 10 Field Discoveries
  • An Ancient Egyptian Insect Repellent
  • A Small Clay Label, a Bundle of Linen, and an Ancient Economic Network
  • Securing AERA’s Legacy: Data Curation

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Annual Report 2013

AERA Annual Report 2012-2013

  • A Run of Royal Favor: History from Clay Sealings
  • Dining in a High Status House: The Good Life 4th Dynasty Style
  • A Rare Snapshot of Ancient Fields: Multi-Cropped Food, Fodder & Fuel
  • Data Curation Project: Phase 1 Completed

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2012

AERAgram 13_1

AERAgram 13:1

  • Memphis, A City Unseen
  • Field School Grads Take The Lead
  • North by Northwest: The Strange Case of Giza’s Misalignments
  • GPMP Full Circle

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AERAgram 13_2

AERAgram 13:2

  • New Angles on the Great Pyramids
  • Fifth Dynasty Renaissance at Giza
  • The Silo Building Complex
  • Living on a Slope in the Town of Queen Khentkawes

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Annual Report 2012

AERA Annual Report 2011-2012

  • 2012 Field Season Excavations
  • 2011-2012 Archaeological Field Schools
  • Archaeological Sciences: Hippo Hip and Olive Pit
  • Glen Dash Foundation Survey

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2011-2012

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2011

AERAgram 12_1

AERAgram 12:1

  • The OK Corral
  • The Luxor Study Field School
  • Bringing an Ancient House Back to Life
  • The Buried Basin and the Town Beyond

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AERAgram 12_2

AERAgram 12:2

  • Solar Alignments of Giza
  • GIS Brings It All Together
  • Stews, Meat and Marrow
  • The Mit Rahina Field School

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Annual Report 2011

AERA Annual Report 2010-2011

  • Khentkawes Town East
  • The Luxor Study Field School
  • AERA-Egypt Receives NGO Status

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2010

AERAgram 11_2

AERAgram 11:1

  • Called Back to Luxor: AERA-ARCE Field School
  • Ascending Giza on a Monumental Ramp
  • Analysis and Publication Field School
  • A New Field Season: A New Home

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AERAgram 11_2

AERAgram 11:2

  • Digging Again
  • Training Egypt’s Archaeological Scientists
  • Double-Decker Dorms
  • On The Cusp Of A New Dynasty

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Annual Report 2010

AERA Annual Report 2009-2010

  • Salvage Archaeology & Analysis and Publication Field Schools
  • The AERA Egypt Center
  • Capital Zone Walkabout 2010

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2009-2010

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2009

AERAgram 10_1

AERAgram 10:1

  • 10, 20, 30 Years: Mark Lehner Reflects on a Career in Archaeology
  • In Memoriam: Mahmoud Kirsh
  • Daily Life of the Pyramid Builders
  • AERA’s New Home

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AERAgram 10_2

AERAgram 10:2

  • Valley Complex for a Queen
  • The 2009 Field School
  • Teaching Ceramics
  • A Priest’s Home in Khentkawes Town
  • Dog Burials Discovered at Giza

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Annual Report 2009

AERA Annual Report 2008-2009

  • The 2009 Advanced Field School
    Giza Center Becomes a Reality
  • Celebrating 20 Years of
  • Discovery in Giza

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Giza Occasional Papers 5

Season 2009 Preliminary Report

  • Excavations: Khentkawes Town
  • Excavations: Heit el-Ghurab
  • Specialist Reports: Archaeological Science, Pottery, Human Osteology, and Dog Mummies
  • Coordinate Systems and Archaeological Grids Used at Giza

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OI Annual Report 2008-2009

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2008

AERAgram 9_1

AERAgram 9:1

  • Impressions of the Past
  • Lost City Site, Flooded
  • AERA Membership Program
  • Digging Old Luxor
  • Rescue Dig, SAFS

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AERAgram 9_2

AERAgram 9:2

  • Deciphering Ancient Code
  • Small Finds, Big Results
  • Egypt’s Oldest Olive
  • Two Royal Towns
  • Giza: Overviews

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Giza Occasional Papers 4

Seasons 2008 Preliminary Report

  • Excavations: Khentkawes Town
  • Introduction to Archaeological Science at Giza
  • 2008 KKT Human Osteology
  • Saqqara Laser Scanning Survey

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AERA Annual Report 2007-2008

AERA Annual Report 2007-2008

  • AERA in Luxor: The Salvage Archaeology Field School
  • Resurrecting the Khentkawes Town: Giza Field Season 2008
  • Under the Microscope: Life Stories from the Pyramid City Unfold
  • Geographical Information System
  • Saqqara Laser Scanning Survey 2008

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2007-2008

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2007

AERAgram 8_2

AERAgram 8:2

  • Enigma of the Pedestals
  • Ideas to Reality
  • A High-Class Dump
  • Class of 2006
  • Mapping Khentkawes

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Giza Occasional Papers 3

Seasons 2006-2007 Preliminary Report

  • Excavations
  • Capital Zone Walk-About 2006: Spot Heights on the Third Millennium Landscape
  • 2006 Geophysical Season at Giza: A Ground-Penetrating Radar Study
  • Giza Geomorphological Report
  • Giza Laser Scanning Project

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2006

AERAgram 8_1

AERAgram 8:1

  • Class of 2005
  • GIS: Digitizing Archaeology
  • Conservation Pilot Program
  • Rescue Archaeology

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2005-2006

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2005

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Giza Occasional Papers 2

Season 2005 Preliminary Report

  • Area Clearing and Mapping
  • Excavations in 2005
  • Mapping Late Period Burials
  • Conservation

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2004

AERAgram 7_1

AERAgram 7:1

  • Remote sensing
  • Glen Dash
  • Egyptian labor organization

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AERAgram 7_2

AERAgram 7:2

  • Western Town
  • Eastern Town house
  • Microscope photography

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Giza Occasional Papers 1

Season 2004 Preliminary Report

  • 2004 Excavation in Previously Cleared Areas
  • Clearing and Excavation of New Areas Around the Soccer Field
  • North of the Wall of the Crow

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OI Annual Report 2003-2004

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2003

AERAgram 6_2

AERAgram 6:2

  • Pyramid city
  • Peter Norton
  • Mapping Aswan quarries

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2002-2003

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2002

AERAgram 5_2

AERAgram 5:2

  • Unfinished Giza
  • David Koch
  • Fabric of a pyramid

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AERAgram 6_1

AERAgram 6:1

  • Millennium Project
  • Gallery revealed
  • Pharaoh’s storeroom

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2001-2002

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2001

AERAgram 4_2

AERAgram 4:2

  • Giza galleries
  • Matthew McCauley
  • Khafre’s galleries

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AERAgram 5_1

AERAgram 5:1

  • Footprint of the state
  • Desert in flood
  • Wall of the Crow

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 2000-2001

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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2000

AERAgram 3_2

AERAgram 3:2

  • Drawing Giza
  • The Millennium Clock
  • Millennium Project

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AERAgram 4_1

AERAgram 4:1

  • Unveiling a royal plan
  • Jon Jerde
  • Magnetic anomaly surveying

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 1999-2000

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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1999

AERAgram 3_1

AERAgram 3:1

  • Capturing Area A
  • Bruce Ludwig
  • The older phase

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Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 1998-1999

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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1998

AERAgram 2_1

AERAgram 2:1

  • Microarchaeology
  • Sealings from Giza
  • Pots to pyramids

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AERAgram 2_2

AERAgram 2:2

  • A workman’s house
  • Sphinx restoration
  • Sand, wind, and heat
  • Late period burials
  • Copper workshop

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1997

AERAgram 1_2

AERAgram 1:2

  • Director’s diary
  • GPMP database
  • 1997 field season

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1996

AERAgram 1_1

AERAgram 1:1

  • Introducing AERAGRAM
  • Pyramid-age bakery reconstructed
  • Radiocarbon dating

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OI Annual Report 1995-1996

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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1994

Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 1993-1994

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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1992

Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 1991-1992

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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1991

Oriental Institute annual report

OI Annual Report 1990-1991

Giza Plateau Mapping Project field season report for the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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