Spanish – Egyptian Mission at Dra Abu el-Naga Tombs of Djehuty and Hery (TT 11 – 12)
8th Season Report: January 12th – February 22nd
The rock-cut tomb-chapells of Djehuty and Hery (TT 11-12) are located in the central area of Dra Abu-el Naga, at the northern end of the Theban necropolis. They were hewn at the foothill, and they are interconnected 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-Thutmosis III. 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 Treasury” he registered, among other things, the marvels that were brought from Punt in year nine of Hatshepsut-Thutmosis III.
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.