Spanish – Egyptian Mission at Dra Abu el-Naga Tombs of Djehuty and Hery (TT 11 – 12)
6th Season Report: January 15 th – February 25 th
The tombs of Djehuty and Hery (TT 11-12) are located in the central area of Dra Abu-el Naga. They were hewn at the foothill, and they are interconnected inside through a third tomb (399). The three tombs date to the early XVIIIth Dynasty. The tombs of Djehuty and Hery are decorated in relief. 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, including two obelisks in Karnak. As “overseer of the Treasure” he registered, among other things, the marvels that were brought from Punt in year 9 of Hatshepsut.
Hery lived about 50 years earlier. His main title was “overseer of the granaries of the king’s mother and royal wife Ahhotep”. Through his mother, called Ahmose, he might have been related to the royal family. He probably lived under King Ahmose, and died under Amenhotep I.