Alan Rowe (archaeologist)
Alan Jenvey Rowe (29 October 1891 – 3 January 1968) was a British archaeologist most famous for his studies on ancient Egypt. Rowe was an egyptologist and speaker of Near Eastern Archaeology in Manchester University.
Rowe in The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1929
|Born||October 29, 1891|
|Died||January 3, 1968(aged 76)|
Between 1923 and 1925 he took part in a core expedition to Giza. He worked from 1928 to 1931 on the pyramid of Meidum, and surrounding areas, during this time he discovered the first royal necropolis built in a style of a royal court. His work ended due to the Great Depression of 1931. In 1934 he led an expedition to Tel Gezer (midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv), but the locations identified for excavation turned out not to be workable.[page needed]
In 1938 he led a team from Liverpool University to the Pyramid of Athribis, unfortunately the structure was already in such a heavily damaged state, preventing more thorough examinations. Between 1952 and 1957 Rowe surveyed and excavated tombs of the Necropolis of Cyrene, in the course of four campaigns. Rowe was the first to make an extensive archaeological study of the Necropolis of Cyrene, however, many artifacts from his excavations are considered to be lost. Rowe published extensive findings from excavating large parts of the Serapeum of Alexandria in 1956 together with B. R. Rees, including a detailed floor plan. Rowe and Rees 1956 suggested that statues found at the Serapeum of Alexandria and Memphis Saqqara, share a similar theme, such as with Plato's Academy mosaic.
- Meyers, Eric M., ed. (1997). "Rowe, Alan". The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199892280.
- Thorn, James Copland (2005). The Necropolis of Cyrene: Two Hundred Years of Exploration. L'erma di Bretschneider. p. 47. ISBN 978-88-8265-339-2.
- Thorn, James Copland (2015). "Alan Rowe: archaeologist and excavator in Egypt, Palestine and Cyrenaica". Libyan Studies. 37: 71–83. doi:10.1017/S0263718900004027.
- Silverman, David P.; Brovarski, Edward (1997). Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture, and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Cornell University Press. ISBN 0-8014-3482-3.
- Henry Curtis Pelgrift (2016). "The History of Excavations at Tel Gezer". Ancient History Encyclopedia.
- Alan Rowe. "Short Report on Excavations of the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool, at Athribis (Tell Atrib)." Annales du Service des Antiquités Vol. 38 (1938), p. 524.
- James Copland Thorn (1994). "Reconstructing the discoveries of Alan Rowe at Cyrene". doi:10.1017/S0263718900006269.
- Alan Rowe & B. R. Rees (1956). "A Contribution To The Archaeology of The Western Desert: IV - The Great Serapeum Of Alexandria" (PDF). Manchester.
- Alan Rowe (1948). "New Light on Aegypto-Cyrenaean Relations".
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