The Site - The Wall Paintings of Tell el-Dab'a

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The Site

The site of Tell el-Dab’a, identified as the Hyksos capital Avaris, is located in the Eastern Nile delta, about 8km north of the modern town Faqus. Amidst the numerous finds so far uncovered by the Austrian Archaeological Institute – led from 1966 to 2009 by Manfred Bietak, since 2009 by Irene Forstner-Müller – the wall paintings are among the most exceptional. At the site of the modern village ‘Ezbet Helmi they have been detected within a palatial precinct of the early 18th Dynasty at the eastern bank of the Pelusiac branch of the Nile (see the area marked with a red circle).
For more detailed information on the site of Tell el-Dab'a in general, please see the following link.

M. Bietak - I. Forstner-Müller, Ausgrabungen eines Palastbezirkes der Tuthmosidenzeit bei 'Ezbet Helmi/Tell el-Dab'a. Vorbericht für Herbst 2004 und Frühjahr 2005, Ä&L 15, 2005, 66. Fig.1
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