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Deir el-Medina Stelae and Other Inscribed Objects in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

Beginning in 2001, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid carried out a study of the stelae from Deir el-Medina collected at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo. The project was directed by Dr. José M. Galán in collaboration with the late Aadel Mahmoud, the then-curator of the Egyptian Museum.

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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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Die Kultkammer des Ka-ni-nisut im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

This richly illustrated work by Regina Hölzl is dedicated to the mastaba of the royal official Kaninisut: its discovery, the purchase of the tomb’s cult chamber for the museum where it is to be visited today, and its relief decoration.

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Das Grab des Paenkhemenu (TT 68) und die Anlage TT 227

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

Das Grab des Paenkhemenu (TT 68) und die Anlage TT 227 by Karl-Joachim Seyfried is part of a series of publications devoted to the Theban tombs of Ramesside officials produced by the Egyptological Institute of the Heidelberg University.

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Nubia in the New Kingdom: The Egyptians at Kurgus

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

The joint Sudan Archaeological Research Society-British Museum project between 1998 and 2012 investigated the many records left by the Egyptian military expeditions during the New Kingdom at Kurgus.

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Reconstructing the Villa of Serenus at Amheida

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

In 1979, a team of the Dakhleh Oasis Project discovered the upper part of lavishly decorated walls of what turned out to be a fourth century ‘villa’ occupied by a family of high social status.

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Late antique Hagr Edfu - Area 2b, Tomb D

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

In 2007, a British Museum expedition began investigating the late antique activity at Hagr Edfu, with a focus on surveying, conserving, and documenting the rock-cut tombs of Areas 1 and 2, including Tomb D of Area 2b. Project description

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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 Userhat and Khonsuemheb

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

A Japanese expedition from the Institute of Egyptology at Waseda University, Tokyo has been working in the el-Khokha area in the Theban Necropolis since 2007 under the direction of Prof. Jiro Kondo. The team has rediscovered the tomb of Userhat (TT 47), Overseer of the King’s Private Apartment under Amenhotep III

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The Temple of Tuthmosis III at Deir el-Bahari

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology’s present project began in 2008, with the aim of completing the study, restoration and publication of the Deir el-Bahari temple of Tuthmosis III. The work is the continuation of a previous mission led by prof. Jadwiga Lipińska, which was suspended in 1996.

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Carved limestone fragments from the Great Aten Temple

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

In 2012 the Amarna Project began its excavations at the Great Aten Temple in order to re-study the temple remains, and to clean the site and mark the main building outlines in fresh stonework.

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The New Kingdom Temple of Khnum

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

The investigation of the ancient town and temples of Elephantine has been carried out by the German Archaeological Institute Cairo (DAI) in cooperation with the Swiss Institute for Egyptian Building Archaeology (Swiss Institute) since 1969.

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The Chapel of Osiris Nebdjet/Padedankh in North-Karnak

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

The vast program of excavation, documentation and epigraphic study of the Osirian chapels and necropolis of Karnak was initiated in 1993 by the Centre Franco-Égyptien d’Étude des Temples de Karnak (CFEETK) and then extended by a collaboration with the Institute Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO).

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Digital epigraphy of the temple of Debod

Précis and commentary by Júlia Schmied

A Spanish team of the University of La Laguna, Tenerife is currently recording and studying the scenes and inscriptions of the Meroitic temple from Debod, Nubia, now in Madrid, under the project title “tA-Hwt, Digital Techniques applied to the Inscriptions and Reliefs of the Temple of Debod’.

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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).