Proyecto Djehuty

Campaigns

campaign 2005

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

Introduction

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.

Map of the tombss
Map of the tombs
End of the 4th season, February 17th 2005
End of the 4th season, February 17th 2005
Deposit of Saite pottery found during the cleaning of Djehuty’s courtyard (TT 11)
Deposit of Saite pottery found during the cleaning of Djehuty’s courtyard (TT 11)

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.

Courtyard of Djehuty’s tomb (TT 11)with mud bricks fallen down from its side-walls
Courtyard of Djehuty’s tomb (TT 11)with mud bricks fallen down from its side-walls
Hery’s funerary shaft (TT 12), next to the shaft of tomb -399- (to the right)
Hery’s funerary shaft (TT 12), next to the shaft of tomb -399- (to the right)
Courtyard of the tomb of Baki, to the north of Hery’s tomb (TT 12)
Courtyard of the tomb of Baki, to the north of Hery’s tomb (TT 12)

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.

Fragment of relief found inside Hery’s funerary shaft
Fragment of relief found inside Hery’s funerary shaft
Knob with the cartouche of Horemheb
Puño de bastón con el cartuco de Horemheb
Linen with an inscription
Linen with an inscription
Rolled and folded papyrus, maybe a letter
Rolled and folded papyrus, maybe a letter