National Geographic : 1913 Sep
Photo from Egypt Exploration Fund LINES OF POTTERY: ROYAL TOMBS, ABYDOS "Modern investigation . . . holds no site to have been really explored till every scrap of pottery which ityields has been collected, num bered, and studied, and the very earth and sand have been painfully riddled through a sieve. The result of allthis laborious investigation isthat instead of being confronted with a confused mass of facts . . . we are gradually being presented with acoherent picture ofthehistory and the life of the various periods of the ancient Egyptian nationality from its earliest days" (see page 958).