Deir el-Bahari: Project Asasif (Egypt), 2016

Deir el-Bahari: Asasif Project

Branch of the Polish-Egyptian Archaeological and Conservation Mission to the Hatshepsut Temple at Deir el-Bahari.


Dates of work: 16 November 2015–9 March 2016 (with a break between 17 December 2015 and 15 February 2016)



Director: Patryk Chudzik, archaeologist (Institute of Archaeology, University of Wrocław)
SCA representatives: Abd el Reni Abd el Hamid el Haled, Ali Abd el Galil Ali Ammar
Egyptologists: Dr. Aleksandra Hallmann-Mikołajczak (Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences), Filip Taterka (PhD candidate, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Archaeologist: Adam Grylak (Institute of Archaeology, University of Wrocław)
Photographers: Maciej Jawornicki, Krzysztof Pepke (both freelance)
Architect: Mariusz Caban (PhD candidate, Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology)
Engineer: Anna Caban (freelancer)
Conservator: Maria Podkowińska-Lulkiewicz (freelancer)


In the third season of the Polish Asasif Project at the North Asasif Necropolis in West Thebes archaeological fieldwork concentrated on six of the Middle Kingdom rock-cut tombs: MMA 508/TT 311, MMA 509, MMA 512, MMA 514, MMA 515 and MMA 517/TT 240. The corridors and chambers were cleared and the architecture documented and restored. A surface survey was carried out on the slope. Of greatest interest among the finds are Middle Kingdom stonemason’s tools and cartonnages from the Third Intermediate Period.


Text: Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean 26/1


Patryk Chudzik: pchudzik71(at)