For a general introduction to mudbrick in ancient Egypt, see Barry Kemp, “Soil (including mudbrick architecture),” in Paul T. Nicholson and Ian Shaw, eds., Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000), pp. 78–103. See also Charles F. Nims, “Bricks Without Straw?” The Biblical Archaeologist 13 (1950), pp. 21–28. Coauthor Jay Silverstein was instrumental in developing our conservation project. We are also grateful to Dr. Fred Hiebert and the National Geographic Society for their support of our excavation and conservation.