The Middle Kingdom tombs of Asasif: work in the 2015/2016 season Cover Image

The Middle Kingdom tombs of Asasif: work in the 2015/2016 season
The Middle Kingdom tombs of Asasif: work in the 2015/2016 season

Author(s): Patryk Chudzik
Subject(s): Archaeology, Architecture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: West Thebes; North Asasif; Middle Kingdom; rock-cut tombs; Khety; Meru;

Summary/Abstract: In the third season of the Polish Asasif Project at the North Asasif Necropolis in West Thebes archaeological fieldwork concentrated on six of the Middle Kingdom rock-cut tombs: MMA 508/TT 311, MMA 509, MMA 512, MMA 514, MMA 515 and MMA 517/TT 240. The corridors and chambers were cleared and the architecture documented and restored. A surface survey was carried out on the slope. Of greatest interest among the finds are Middle Kingdom stonemason’s tools and cartonnages from the Third Intermediate Period.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: XXVI
  • Page Range: 185-198
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English