Kom Khelwa


Kom Khelwa
   Modern name for a site in the northwestFayumnear Medinet Madi. It is the site of aMiddle Kingdomcemetery that includes the tomb of Wadjet, governor of the Fayum during Dynasty 12. It was surveyed by an Italian expedition in 1981 and excavations commenced in 1991.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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