Proyecto Djehuty

Campaigns

campaign 2017

SPANISH-EGYPTIAN MISSION AT DRA ABU EL-NAGA TOMBS OF DJEHUTY AND HERY (TT 11-12)
16th Season Report: January 18 th – February 25 th

At the shared open courtyard of two big 12th Dynasty rock-cut tombs a funerary garden was discovered, measuring 3 x 2.25 m and 0.40 m in height. The interior of each of the squares that conform the garden is filled with fertile and dark silt., and numerous seeds of different plant species were retrieved. At the eastern corner of the garden there is a tree, whose trunk is preserved to a height of 40 cm, with a diameter of 4.8 cm. It has been identified as a tamarisk and it lived more than twenty years.

Plan of the site with the areas excavated in 2017 highlighted
Plan of the site with the areas excavated in 2017 highlighted
Mud-brick chapels of the Second Intermediate Period attached to the façade of a 12th Dynasty rock-cut tomb
Mud-brick chapels of the Second Intermediate Period attached to the façade of a 12th Dynasty rock-cut tomb
One of the three stelae found inside the mud-brick chapel
One of the three stelae found inside the mud-brick chapel
Stela of the soldier Khememi, represented together with his mother Satidenu
Stela of the soldier Khememi, represented together with his mother Satidenu
Detail of a 12th Dynasty paddle doll showing a giraffe
Detail of a 12th Dynasty paddle doll showing a giraffe
Leather mummy brace (of a linen band/stola) embossed with the figure of King Osorkon offering to the god Min
Leather mummy brace (of a linen band/stola) embossed with the figure of King Osorkon offering to the god Min
Funerary garden at the entrance of the 12th Dynasty rock-cut tomb
Funerary garden at the entrance of the 12th Dynasty rock-cut tomb
The lower part of a tree is still standing up at one of the corners of the garden
The lower part of a tree is still standing up at one of the corners of the garden
First century AD. Linen shroud decorated with a figure of the god Osiris flanked by the son and the moon
First century AD. Linen shroud decorated with a figure of the god Osiris flanked by the son and the moon