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The Tomb of Pay and Raia at Saqqara

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

First discovered in the 19th century, the tomb of Pay and Raia was excavated and recorded by the joint EES/National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, expedition between 1994 and 1998.

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The tomb of Khnumhotep II (Tomb 3) at Beni Hassan

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

The Beni Hassan @ Macquarie project aims to provide a visual dictionary for all inscribed tombs of the Middle Egypt burial site Beni Hassan, including that of Khnumhotep II.

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The Tomb of Senwosret at Elkab

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

A British Museum expedition under the direction of W. V. Davies has been working on cleaning and recording the pharaonic tombs of Elkab since 2009. The tomb discussed here was built for Senwosret, a governor of Elkab probably during the early 12th Dynasty.

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The Tomb of Sataimau at Hagr Edfu

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

A British Museum expedition has been working at the necropolis of Hagr Edfu under the direction of W. V. Davies since 2001. In recent years, the expedition has documented a group of three tombs at the foot of the main hill of the site...

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The tombs of Kaisebi (AS 76) and Ptahwer (AS 76b) at Abusir South

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

The Czech Institute of Egyptology’s excavations at Abusir South in 2014 have led to the discovery of the tomb of Kaisebi (AS76) and the adjoining structure of Ptahwer (AS 76b). Both tombs are dated to the end of the Third Dynasty.

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Tomb of the chief physician Shepseskafankh

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

The Czech Institute of Egyptology discovered the mastaba of the chief physician Shepseskafankh during the course of their 2013 season in Abusir South. The tomb is located in the northeastern part of the cemetery of officials dated to the Fifth Dynasty, spanning the reigns of Nyuserre through Djedkare (2402–2322 BC).