Our research on the sites around the pyramids in the Abusir area commenced in September 1990. Here, as on the Giza plateau, our research aimed at elucidating the formation process of the pyramids and surrounding sites. During the first season from September to October 1990 and the second season from April to May 1991, general surveys were carried out to the west and the southeast of the pyramids respectively. Two methods were introduced into the general survey, one being archaeological observation of the ground surface, and the their underground exploration by the electromagnetic wave exploration system. As a result of these surveys, a number of surface scatterings of artificial objects were found by archaeological observation and many abnormal reflections were detected by underground exploration.
According their indication the research has carried out, and the building of Khaemwaset in the reign of Ramesses II was excavated.
Plan of the site (JPG format, 72 DPI, ca. 53KB)
Axonometric view of the site (JPG format, 72 DPI, ca. 56KB)
(First drafted: 20 February 1996)