Middle Kingdom tombs of Asasif: archaeological fieldwork in 2017 Cover Image

Middle Kingdom tombs of Asasif: archaeological fieldwork in 2017
Middle Kingdom tombs of Asasif: archaeological fieldwork in 2017

Author(s): Patryk Chudzik
Subject(s): Archaeology, Regional Geography, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Theban Necropolis; North Asasif; Middle Kingdom; rock-cut tombs; Khety; Meru;

Summary/Abstract: The recent works in the 2017 season at the North Asasif Necropolis have led to the discovery of Middle Kingdom burial assemblages, as well as funerary equipment dated to the Third Intermediate Period. Besides, the cleaning work conducted in the funerary complex of Meru revealed more materials from the Late Roman Era, which proves the existence of the Coptic hermitage inside the tomb. This new archaeological evidence provides an important insight into the development of the North Asasif Necropolis during the Pharaonic era and in later periods. The fourth season of the archaeological fieldwork at the site focused on seven Middle Kingdom funerary complexes: tomb of Khety (TT 311), MMA 509, MMA 511, MMA 512, MMA 514, MMA 515 and tomb of Meru (TT 240).

  • Issue Year: 1/2018
  • Issue No: XXVII
  • Page Range: 183-194
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English