Proyecto Djehuty

Campaigns

campaign 2012

SPANISH-EGYPTIAN MISSION AT DRA ABU EL-NAGA TOMBS OF DJEHUTY AND HERY (TT 11-12)
1th Season Report: January 29th – February 27th

Introduction

The rock-cut tomb-chapels of Djehuty and Hery (TT 11–12) are located at the northern end of the Theban necropolis, in the central area of the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga. They were hewn at the foothill, and they are interconnected through a third tomb (–399–). The three date to the early XVIIIth Dynasty, in the first half of the 15th century BC. A Spanish-Egyptian archaeological mission has been working in the area since 2002, conducting consecutive annual campaigns in the months of January and February.

Areas excavated this season
Areas excavated this season
Plan of Sector 10
Plan of Sector 10
Pottery deposit unearthed in Sector 10
Pottery deposit unearthed in Sector 10
Mud brick shrine in Sector 10
Mud brick shrine in Sector 10
Shabtis and coffins found inside the shrine
Shabtis and coffins found inside the shrine
Plan of the tomb-chapell of Hery and underground gallery
Plan of the tomb-chapell of Hery and underground gallery
Entrance to the western burial chamber of Hery's funerary shaft
Entrance to the western burial chamber of Hery's funerary shaft
Interior of the western burial chamber, filled with animal mummies
Interior of the western burial chamber, filled with animal mummies
Lower part of the biographical inscription of Baki
Lower part of the biographical inscription of Baki
Plan of the tomb-chapels of Baki and Ay
Plan of the tomb-chapels of Baki and Ay