What is it about?
This study presents results of ground-penetrating radar surveys conducted for the exploration of unexcavated tombs at the Kharga Oasis. These surveys were carried out on two ancient tombs. Two ground-penetrating radar anomalies could be detected in the archaeological site of Gebel El-Siwa; these anomalies are probably caused by a nearby tomb. By correlating the obtained data with the archaeological knowledge of the discoveries made in the surrounding areas, it was possible to interpret the linear reflectors as to be caused by the tomb. This study has been useful in providing archaeologists with information on the expression of this type of ancient Egyptian necropolis tombs at Kharga.
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Why is it important?
Because archaeological studies at the Kharga Oasis are limited, the motivations for the present study are providing interpretable examples to archaeologists with information on the GPR expression of this type of ancient Egyptian necropolis tombs at Kharga.
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This page is a summary of: Ground‐penetrating radar reflections and their archaeological significances at two ancient necropolis tombs in Kharga Oasis, Egypt, Near Surface Geophysics, October 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/nsg.12127.
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