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Area Name East of Galleries
Description and Bibliography

The excavated area of EOG runs along the east side of the galleries. There is clear evidence of faience production and large quantities of broken ceramic sherds, indicating it was an area used for industry and waste dumping. It also contained a large number of pedestals13 and bakeries.14 The area encompasses a number of other area codes, including BBHT(S) (see above) and the Faience Area—both smaller discrete areas in which more focused investigations took place. The Faience Area (FA) was identified as an area of faience production in 2004, within a backhoe trench cut into EOG after the initial season of excavation in that area. It runs beneath the Hypostyle Hall, and thus probably pre-dates the gallery complex.15

13M. Lehner, M. Kamel, and A. Tavares, Giza Plateau Mapping Project Season 2004 Preliminary Report, ed. by W. Wetterstrom and A. Witsell, Giza Occasional Papers, 1 (Boston: Ancient Egypt Research Associates, 2009), pp. 14–16; Lehner, Kamel, and Tavares, Giza Plateau Mapping Project Season 2005 Preliminary Report, pp. 35–39.

14Lehner, Kamel, and Tavares, Giza Plateau Mapping Project Seasons 2006-2007 Preliminary Report, pp. 44–49; R. Eissa, 'A Preliminary Report on the EOG-D Bakery', in Settlement and Cemetery at Giza. Papers from the 2010 AERA-ARCE Field School (Boston: Ancient Egypt Research Associates, 2015), pp. 55–68.

15Lehner, Kamel, and Tavares, Giza Plateau Mapping Project Season 2004 Preliminary Report, pp. 13–14.

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Temporal Coverage
[Standard: Dublin Core Terms]
Old Kingdom
[Standard: UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology]
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Suggested Citation

Claire Malleson, Rebekah Miracle. "EOG from Egypt/Giza/Heit el-Ghurab". (2018) In Giza Botanical Database. Claire Malleson, Rebekah Miracle (Eds.) . Released: 2018-10-22. Open Context. <>

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