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Merwer
N36
N23 Z1
G36
D21
t
O49
mr-wr
"Great Canal"
Location Medinet el-Ghurob
Coordinates 29°12′00″N 30°57′00″E
Region Upper Egypt
Nome Nehet-Pehut
Monuments Harem palace

Merwer (ancient Egyptian: mr-wr, modern: Medinet el-Ghurob) is an Ancient Egyptian archaeological site in the Faiyum Oasis, located in Upper Egypt. Merwer was the place of a New Kingdom harem palace for the pharaoh and several cemeteries.

From a papyrus fragment found at the site, it is known that Queen Maathorneferure lived here. She was a Hittite princess and wife of Ramesses II.

Excavations[]

The remains were several times the target of excavations, the most important on by Guy Brunton and Reginald Engelbach from 11th January - 6th April 1920.[1] The excavations found several cemeteries, some dating back to the Old Kingdom, but most of them belonging to the New Kingdom.

Notable burials[]

Notable artefacts[]

  • Head of Queen Tiye, now in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin.
  • Statuette of the lady Tiye.

References[]

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