Sarah Doherty, Egyptologist and archaeologist, Cardiff University
A brief update on a rather strange room, which has yielded interesting finds, and into which I’ve been delving deeper this week.
A more solid clay floor has been revealed, together with a rectangular brick structure, probably used to support quern-stones for grinding.
Three ovens along the back wall, and a shallow pit full of ash and charcoal complete the picture: perhaps cereal processing, charcoal production and cooking all took place here?
In the last few days, a low brick wall has revealed itself – in the shape of a “?”. I thought initially that it was a low plastered basin attached to the grinding emplacement, but it seems to continue as far as the ovens.
What is going on?
Answers on the back of a postcard, or digital equivalent, please…
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