Asasif (Egypt), 2013

Asasif (Egypt)

Dates of work: 2 December 2013 – 13 January 2014, 14 – 23 February 2014

Director: Patryk Chudzik, archaeologist (Institute of Archaeology, University of Wrocław)
MSA representatives: Asmaa Sayed Ahmed Mahmoud, Mahmoud Mohammed el Azab
Architect: Mariusz Caban (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology)
Ceramologist: Dr. Teodozja I. Rzeuska (Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Documentalist: Monika Sieradzka (freelancer)
Student-trainee: Adam Grylak (Institute of Archaeology, University of Wrocław)

In the 2013/2014 season, a Polish team from the University of Wrocław started work in the northern part of the Asasif necropolis, near the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari. An archaeological survey was carried out on the Asasif slope. Cleaning work and documentation were undertaken of the architecture of four private tombs: MMA 509/TT 312, MMA 512, MMA 513/TT 314 and MMA 514, as well as the archaeological finds thereof. The rock-cut tombs belong to a Middle Kingdom necropolis and were all reused in later times, especially in the Third Intermediate Period and Late Period.

[Text: Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean 24/1]

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