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Preliminary Remarks on the Architecture of Theban Tomb 1152 at Sheikh Abd el-Gurna
Preliminary Remarks on the Architecture of Theban Tomb 1152 at Sheikh Abd el-Gurna

Author(s): Patryk Chudzik
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: West Thebes; MMA 1152; Middle Kingdom; rock-cut tomb

Summary/Abstract: Theban tomb 1152 is situated on an unnamed hill to the south of the Valley, where an unfinished mortuary complex of Amenemhat Sehetepibre is located. The original design of the tomb seems to originate from the Middle Kingdom. Pharaonic material still present in the tomb and datable to a period from the Second Intermediate Period to the beginning of the Late Period, as well as Coptic remains, indicate that the tomb was repeatedly reused. The complex consisted of an open courtyard and a rock-cut interior featuring an entrance corridor ending in a cult chamber. A shaft opening in the floor of the cult chamber has not been fully excavated yet.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: XXII
  • Page Range: 193-198
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English