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TT99: 'Archaeology in action' -- Identifying finds

Nigel Strudwick here is shown identifying a find, a funerary cone (for more on them, click here). He measures it and then looks at the stamped inscription. To aid with this, we are lucky that we have a catalogue of most of the cones found in the necropolis (Davies and Macadam, A corpus of inscribed funerary cones), and we have a copy of this in the tomb--it's been worth it, since it means we can refer to the illustrations and texts in it, without copying it is detail every time. Nigel is here seen using the book for this purpose, although this is actually an easy one, one of the cones of Senneferi, and a clear example at that. This book really comes into its own with badly damaged examples.

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