Tombs of the South Asasif NecropolisNew Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Tombs of the South Asasif NecropolisNew Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Elena Pischikova

Print publication date: 2018

ISBN: 9789774167249

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

Abstract

This book is the second joint publication of the members of the American–Egyptian South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the Ministry of State for Antiquities and directed by the editor. The Project is dedicated to the clearing, restoration, and reconstruction of the tombs of Karabasken (TT 391) and Karakhamun (TT 223) of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty, and the tomb of Irtieru (TT 390) of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, on the West Bank of Luxor. This book covers the three seasons of work of the project from 2012 to 2014. Chapters concentrate on new archaeological finds, reconstruction of the tombs' decoration, and introduction of the high officials who usurped the tombs of Karakhamun and Karabasken in the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. The book focuses particularly on the reconstruction of the ritual of the Hours of the Day and Night and BD 125 and 32 in the tomb of Karakhamun, the textual program of the tomb of Karabasken, as well as Coptic ostraca, faience objects, pottery, and animal bones found in the South Asasif necropolis.

Table of Contents

Theban Sacred Landscape in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

South Asasif Necropolis: Excavation, Conservation, and Reconstruction

2 Tombs of Karakhamun and Karabasken, 2012–14: Fieldwork1

Elena Pischikova, Fathy Yaseen Abd el Karim, Ramadan Ahmed Ali, and Ezz El Din Kamal El Noby

3 Conservation and Reconstruction in the Tomb of Karakhamun, 2012-141

Elena Pischikova Ahmed Ali Hussein, Afaf Fathallah Phillips, and Abdelrazk Mohamed Ali

Religious Texts in the Tombs of Karakhamun and Karabasken

7 The Vignette of BD 32 in the Tomb of Karakhamun

Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo and Margarida Redondo Vilanova

8 Palaeography of the Texts of the Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Karakhamun

Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo and Andrea Rodríguez Valls

Reuse of the Tombs of Karakhamun and Karabasken in Later Periods

Burial Assemblages and Other Finds