En Besor

En Besor

En-Besor is located in southern Israel.

Jar-stoppers have been uncovered here possibly with the names of king's or officials of the First or Second Dynasty, though these excavation may have been illicit.[1] And it is known that a First Dynasty 'residency' here was created to exploit the resources in this area. Pottery stylistically may show Hor-Aha started this, though partial preserved royal names may state a later date.[2]


  1. Amiran, R. (1974) An Egyptian Jar Fragment with the Name of Narmer from Arad Israel Exploration Journal. Vol.24 No.1 pp.4-12
  2. Wilkinson, T, A, H. (2001) Early Dynastic Egypt London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26011-6.

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