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The Qantir-Pi-Ramesse Project


The Qantir-Pi-Ramesse Project is an archaeological project based at the Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim and the Humboldt-University Berlin. Having started in 1980, it focuses on the exploration of the vast remains of Egypt’s Ramesside capital Pi-Ramesse in the eastern Nile Delta.
In the past, the excavations uncovered technical installations such as foundries for bronze production and material related to glass making and glass coloring. Furthermore, a training ground and stables for more than 480 horses were found. Based on the results of a large scale magnetic survey, recent work focuses on the excavation of a large palace/temple complex. The results are being published in a series of monographs, called “Forschungen in der Ramses-Stadt”. So far ten volumes are available.

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