Proyecto Djehuty

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campaign 2004

SPANISH-EGYPTIAN MISSION AT DRA ABU EL-NAGA TOMBS OF DJEHUTY AND HERY (TT 11-12)
3rd Season Report January 13 th – February 19 th 2004

Introduction

The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo has been very supportive, and we are most grateful to its Secretary General, Dr. Zahi Hawass, and to Magdy El-Gandour, General Director of Foreign and Egyptian Missions Affairs. In Luxor, the Antiquities Service has always been ready to help, and our gratitude goes to Dr. Holeil Ghaly, Head of Luxor and Upper Egypt Antiquities, and to Ali El-Asfar, Director of the Antiquities Department in the West Bank.

Plan of the tomb
Plan of the tomb
Plan of the pyramid above the façade of Hery's tomb
Plan of the pyramid above the façade of Hery's tomb
Vase found inside the mummification deposit, dating to the Saite period
Vase found inside the mummification deposit, dating to the Saite period

It is necessary to mention that our inspector for this season, Ramadan Ahmed Ali, has been extremely kind with us, always willing to help and cooperate in every way. He has been very efficient and diligent in his duties, and we had considered ourselves lucky to have him working with us.

Vase containing linen from the mummification deposit found above Hery's tomb
Vase containing linen from the mummification deposit found above Hery's tomb
Wooden container for
kohl
Wooden container for kohl
Small alabaster vase containing kohl
Small alabaster vase containing kohl

Rais Ali Farouk, has been a very important pillar for the success of our work. He organizes the workmen perfectly well, and always has in mind the timetable. He has a great sensibility for archaeology, and for the conservation of the objects found and the structures unearthed. He gathers all the qualities that a good rais must have.

Cartonnage funerary mask, dating to the end of Dynasty XVIIIth
Cartonnage funerary mask, dating to the end of Dynasty XVIIIth
Relief fragment found outside, probably from the tomb of Djehuty
Relief fragment found outside, probably from the tomb of Djehuty
Relief from the tomb of Hery: fragment of the muu -dance
Relief from the tomb of Hery: fragment of the muu -dance

We have employed around eighty workmen. They have worked very hard and with great care, and we are more than satisfied with their

Relief from Hery's tomb: fragment of the funerary precession
Relief from Hery's tomb: fragment of the funerary precession
Wooden coffin found on the open courtyard of Djehuty's tomb, ca . 1000 BC
Wooden coffin found on the open courtyard of Djehuty's tomb, ca . 1000 BC
Mummy: front and back view
Mummy: front and back view
Verse of the 'Apprentice's Board', once restored
Verse of the 'Apprentice's Board', once restored
Reverse of the 'Apprentice's Board', once restored
Reverse of the 'Apprentice's Board', once restored