Tell Ras Budran (Site 345): Defining Egypt's Eastern Frontier and Mining Operations in South Sinai during the Late Old Kingdom (Early EB IV/MB I)

@article{Mumford2006TellRB,
  title={Tell Ras Budran (Site 345): Defining Egypt's Eastern Frontier and Mining Operations in South Sinai during the Late Old Kingdom (Early EB IV/MB I)},
  author={Gregory D. Mumford},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={342},
  pages={13 - 67}
}
  • G. Mumford
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • History
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
El-Markha Plain is a key coastal region providing an anchorage for Egyptian expeditions traveling to the copper and turquoise mining region in South Sinai. The University of Toronto expedition investigated a mound at Ras Budran and uncovered a late Old Kingdom, circular stone structure. It represents one of three Egyptian "forts" identified from the Early Dynastic through Old Kingdom period and augments two published Old Kingdom sites in South Sinai. It clarifies and underscores the perceived… 

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