Footnotes

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This cemetery also resembles a workers’ cemetery from the New Kingdom (c. 1500–1163 B.C.) at Deir el-Medineh, where workers who excavated and decorated the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings were buried (see Leonard Lesko and Barbara Lesko, “Pharaoh’s Workers: How the Israelites Lived in Egypt,” BAR 25:01).