Proyecto Djehuty

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campaign 2008

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

Introduction

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 through a third tomb (–399–). They all 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. As “overseer of the Treasure” he registered, among other things, the marvels that were brought from Punt in year nine of Hatshepsut. Hery lived around 50 years earlier. His main title was “overseer of the granaries of the king’s mother and royal wife Ahhotep”. Through his mother, he might have been related to the royal family. He probably lived under King Ahmose, and died under Amenhotep I.

Areas of activity within the site
Areas of activity within the site
Trench in the courtyard of Djehuty’s tomb
Trench in the courtyard of Djehuty’s tomb
Pottery dated to the XIth Dynasty found below the court’s floor
Pottery dated to the XIth Dynasty found below the court’s floor
XIth Dynasty burial below the court’s floor
XIth Dynasty burial below the court’s floor
Coffin of Iqer in situ
Coffin of Iqer in situ
Arrows found near the coffin’s head-end
Arrows found near the coffin’s head-end
Marl clay vase left inside the chamber
Marl clay vase left inside the chamber
Drawing of Iqer’s burial
Drawing of Iqer’s burial
Inner chamber of Djehuty’s tomb
Inner chamber of Djehuty’s tomb
Funerary shaft of Djehuty, 8 m. deep
Funerary shaft of Djehuty, 8 m. deep