Spanish – Egyptian Mission at Dra Abu el-Naga Tombs of Djehuty and Hery (TT 11 – 12)
4th Season Report: January 10 th – February 19 th
Djehuty was a high official under Hatshepsut. As “overseer of works”, he was responsible for directing the craftsmen involved in the decoration of shrines and temples all over Thebes . As “overseer of the Treasure” he registered, among other things, the marvels that were brought from Punt.
Hery lived around 50 years earlier. His main title was “overseer of the granaries of the king's mother and royal wife Ahhotep”. He might have been related to the royal family, and probably died under Amenhotep I. The walls of his tomb (at least those of the central passage) were decorated in very fine relief.
As in previous seasons, archaeological work has concentrated outside the tombs, clearing the open courtyards. We have divided the site in square grids, and we have used an integrated station to locate all the finds horizontally and vertically.