THE TOMBS OF ASASIF: ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION IN THE 2013/2014 SEASON Cover Image

THE TOMBS OF ASASIF: ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION IN THE 2013/2014 SEASON
THE TOMBS OF ASASIF: ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION IN THE 2013/2014 SEASON

Author(s): Patryk Chudzik
Subject(s): Archaeology, Cultural history, Ancient World
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Theban Necropolis; Asasif; Middle Kingdom; Horhotep; private rock-cut tombs

Summary/Abstract: In the 2013/2014 season, a Polish team from the University of Wrocław started work in the northern part of the Asasif necropolis, near the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari. An archaeological survey was carried out on the Asasif slope. Cleaning work and documentation were undertaken of the architecture of four private tombs: MMA 509/TT 312, MMA 512, MMA 513/TT 314 and MMA 514, as well as the archaeological finds thereof. The rock-cut tombs belong to a Middle Kingdom necropolis and were all reused in later times, especially in the Third Intermediate Period and Late Period.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: XXIV
  • Page Range: 239-246
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English