Proyecto Djehuty

Campaigns

campaign 2002

SPANISH-EGYPTIAN MISSION AT DRA ABU EL-NAGA TOMBS OF DJEHUTY AND HERY (TT 11-12)
1th Season Report: January 29th – February 27th

Introduction

The project is based on the cooperation between a Spanish team and an Egyptian team. It has worked out very nicely, and we are sure that it would be one of the main pillars of our success. The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo has been very helpful, and we are most grateful to Dr. Gaballa A. Gaballa and to Mr. Magdi. In Luxor, the Antiquities Service has always been ready to help, and our thanks go to Dr. Iahia El-Masri, to Mohamed El-Bialy, to Ibrahim Suleiman and to Mahmoud Musa.

Entrance to the tomb of Djehuty before work started
Entrance to the tomb of Djehuty before work started
Excavation at the courtyard of Djehuty’s tomb
Excavation at the courtyard of Djehuty’s tomb
View of the entrance at the end of the season
View of the entrance at the end of the season

Our Field Inspector, Mahmoud Musa has been always ready to cooperate. Our “rais”, Ali Farouk, has been most helpful, planning the work, organizing the workmen and supplying us with the necessary equipment and working materials.

We have employed fifty workmen for most of the campaign. They have worked very hard and with great care, and we are more than satisfied with their labour.

The team with the inspector, rais Ali Farouk al-Qiftawy and his brother Ala
The team with the inspector, rais Ali Farouk al-Qiftawy and his brother Ala
Detail of the funerary procession carved on a wall in the tomb of Hery
Detail of the funerary procession carved on a wall in the tomb of Hery
Head of a mid- 18th Dynasty coffin
Head of a mid- 18th Dynasty coffin
Northern corner of the façade of Djehuty’s tomb
Northern corner of the façade of Djehuty’s tomb
Cleaning the statue of Djehuty next to the façade
Cleaning the statue of Djehuty next to the façade
Detail of the southern side-wall showing two women singing and playing sistra
Detail of the southern side-wall showing two women singing and playing sistra
Detail of the harpist playing for Djehuty
Detail of the harpist playing for Djehuty