Theban Mapping Project
- August 2006 Progress Report
Read about the latest activities of the Theban Mapping Project in our
August 2006 Progress Report.
Valley of the Kings Site Management Masterplan
Theban Mapping Project, Cairo, Egypt
The Valley of the Kings (Wadi Biban el Mouluk) on the West Bank of the
Nile in Luxor, in the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a World Heritage site
whose archaeological fame and economic importance as a tourist
destination are internationally recognized. The result of its popularity
has been a massive increase in visitor numbers over the last
decade, now often exceeding 7,000 visitors every day. This number is
guaranteed to increase in future years. Without carefully prepared site
manegement plans, the very existence of this fragile resource
could be seriously threatened. In the spring of 2004, the Supreme
Council of Antiquities (SCA) requested that the Theban Mapping
Project (TMP) prepare a masterplan for the future management of the
Valley. This project was generously supported by the World Monuments
Fund (WMF), and the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), and
several private donors. What follows is the main text of that management
Ägyptischen Personennamen. Vol. I: Verzeichnis der Namen.
Glückstadt, 1935. XXXI, 432 pp
en .pdf sobre Egiptología de David Cintron
A New Angle on Snefru's Pyramids. (ARCE 2003 letcure)
Aspects of Nephthys. (ARCE 2004 lecture)
Narmer: A Fish out of Water?
Old Kingdom Egypt: An Insider's Primer
The Stela of Neferhotep from the Sanctuary of Pepinakht-Heqaib on Elephantine Island
Michael R. Jenkins
Published in: The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Vol.82 (1996) pp.199f.
Boat-building and its
social context in early Egypt: interpretations from the First Dynasty boat-grave cemetery at
in: Antiquity. Vol. 80, págs. 118-129 (2006) - .pdf: 250 KB
"The boat-grave cemetery at Abydos has provided the world’s oldest sewn planked hulls, and vivid evidence for the way early
Egyptian wooden boats were built. As well as sailing on the Nile, they were designed to be dismantled for carriage over
land to the Red Sea. By the mid-fourth millennium BC the ship was a major technical force in the Egyptian political economy
as well as an iconic force in ceremonial burial."
L´Arquitectura funerària al període Saïta.
Castellano i Solé, Núria
Contenido para descargar:
Age Glass Production at Qantir-Piramesses, Egypt
Thilo Rehren and Edgar B.
Published in: Science.
Vol. 308 (17 June 2005), págs. 1756-1758. .pdf
"Evidence for the production of glass from its raw materials in the eastern Nile Delta during the LBA."
The Royal Cache TT 320
(Luxor), Fifth season, 2006
"On March 1-29, 2006 The Centre for Egyptological Studies of the RAS and the Institute of Egyptology and Coptology of the Muenster
University carried out the last, fifths, season of archaeological survey
at the Royal Cache TT 320."
información sobre el escondrijo de las Momias Reales (TT320)
libro+CD-Rom: "Tell el-Amarna: Las Tumbas Sur"
Autores: Juan de la Torre Suárez y Teresa Soria Trastoy
Fecha: 14 de junio de 2006
Horario: a las 20:00 horas.
Lugar: Sede de la Asociación Andaluza de Egiptología en C/ Arcos, 15-local.
Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie
orientale (BIFAO), vol. 105 (2005)
Pdf-file (140 KB)
Geophysical Prospection in South
Abusir, Egypt, 2002
R. Krivánek, M. Bárta
Paper presented at the CIPA 2003 XIXth International Symposium "New
Perspectives to Save Cultural Heritage", 30 September - 04 October, 2003,
Antalya, Turkey - 3 pp.
Pdf-file (150 KB)
"Non-destructive geophysical prospection of large areas choosen by
egyptologists outside of previous and present archaeological excavations
brought a new view on extent and quantity of archaeological remains
(cemetery) beneath the sand and also practical experience (limits and
possibilities of applied geophysical methods) in various terrain desert
Presentación "Tesoros Egipcios en Europa"
volumen nº7: Museo Arqueológico Nacional
"Proyecto Champollion", auspiciado por la Unión Europea en colaboración
con el Ministerio de Cultura y el departamento de antigüedades Egipcias y
del próximo Oriente del Museo Arqueológico Nacional.
Miércoles 24 de mayo de 2006 a las 19:00 horas
Museo Arqueológico Nacional, C/ Serrano nº13
Salón de Actos. Entrada Libre
2006 field season at
Work at King Khasekhemwy's Ceremonial Enclosure.
Report 2006 of the sixth season of work at Tell el-Borg
Joint Archaeological Expedition at
Mersa/Wadi Gawasis (Red Sea, Egypt) - 2005-2006 Field Season
University of Naples
l'Orientale' (Naples, Italy), Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente (Rome,
Italy), and Boston University (Boston, USA)
"In December 2005-January 2006 the Archaeological Expedition of the
University of Naples 'l'Orientale' (UNO), Naples, and the Italian Institute
for Africa and the Orient (IsIAO), Rome, in collaboration with Boston
University (BU), Boston (USA), conducted the fifth field season at the site
of Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Egypt, under the direction of Prof. Rodolfo Fattovich
(UNO/IsIAO), and Prof. Kathryn Bard (BU) ... In 2005-06 excavations were
conducted on the eastern terrace near the seashore and along the western and
southern slopes of the coral terrace."
Dra Abu El Naga TT 14 - Midan 05: Preliminary Report on the
Anthropological Analysis of the Human Skeletal Remains
"A careful restoration work of the remains was the preliminary step to the
anthropological analysis of the human skeletal material, that comprehended
a detailed catalogue of the skeletal parts present, the recording of metrical
and non metrical traits, age and sex determination of the subjects, stature
estimation and paleo-pathological analysis ..."
Preliminary Condition Report of
"The following condition report concerns the decorated hall A of tomb
TT 14. The plan of hall A is irregular; it takes the shape of a rectangle,
nevertheless the corners are chamfered. The four walls and the ceiling are
Informes de actividad de las misiones arqueológicas italianas en Egipto
Archeologica in Basso Egitto dell'Università di Roma "La
Sapienza". Dicembre 2005
La Missione dell'Università di Pisa a Dra Abu
el-Naga (Gurna, Luxor). Campagne I-V (gennaio 2003 - novembre 2005)
La Odisea desde la
Manuel Galán Allúe
número 19, pp. 75-97.
"In this paper the author brings together some topics from the Odyssey and their counterparts in ancient Egyptian
The Ethics and Economics of Ptolemaic Religious
"This paper considers the economic status of the members in Ptolemaic
religious associations and offers a model to explain why they participated.
Drawing on Charles Tilly's comparative study of trust networks, I suggest
that religious associations institutionalized informal ethical norms into
formal rules that lowered the costs of transacting and facilitated
cooperation among villagers. The rules related to legal disputes illustrate
how associations exercised this power and even tried to prevent the Ptolemaic state from intruding in their network "
Abundance in the
Margins: Multiplicity of Script in the Demotic Magical Papyri
Seth L. Sanders (ed.), Margins
of Writing, Origins of Cultures, The Oriental Institute of the University of
Chicago, Illinois, 2006 (Oriental Institute Seminars, No. 2), pp. 67-81
(Todo el libro 6.3 MB)
"This paper will focus on the _Demotic Magical Papyri_, a corpus of
bilingual magical spells preserved on four manuscripts dated to the
second-third century CE. These spells, written in Egyptian (Demotic and
Old-Coptic) and Greek, make use of seven scripts, two of which are a cipher
script ... could the adaptation of multiple scripts be interpreted as a
conscious attempt on the part of the composers and readers of the texts to
construct a layered cultural identity meaningful in, and suitable for, the
pluralistic Hellenistic world?"
Les rayons Röntgen et les
Revue des sciences et leurs applications aux arts et à l'industrie, vol. 25, sem. 2, pp. 103-105 (1897)
"... Il était intéressant, sans détruire cet objet d'ailleurs fort
curieux, de voir si l'intérieur présentait quelques traces de squelette ... Gràce à
la méthode Röntgen, rien n'était plus aisé ... nous avons reproduit une
ma n de momie qui avait été rapportée d'Égypte. La radiographie nous
a donné un résultat complet." Early report of the use of X-rays for
studying mummies. Note that the discovery of X-rays was published by Wilhelm
Conrad Röntgen only at the end of 1895.
The Pyramid Age Settlement of
the Southern Mount at Giza
JARCE, vol. 39, pp. 27-74 (2002)
Pdf-file (17.3 MB)
"Since 1988 the Giza Plateau Mapping Project has been carrying out
excavations at Giza along the base of the Maadi Formation escarpment
known locally as Gebel el-Qibli (Southern Mount), about 400 m south of
the Sphinx. The goal is to find evidence of the social and economic structures that supported the building and maintenance
of the Giza Pyramids and the surrounding tombs and temples. The project has undertaken 21
months of excavation during a marathon season from Fall 1999 until June 2002, and a total of 35 months
of excavation since the beginning of excavations in 1988. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of what this
program has discovered: a major urban layout of the Third Millennium B.C. ..."
Proceedings of the Working Week 2005 of the
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).
papers deal with Ancient Egypt:
Surveyors of the Gods: In the XVIII Dynasty of Egypt - New Kingdom c.
abstract (14 kB, PDF):
in Ancient Egypt
abstract (10 kB, PDF):
slides (255 kB, PDF):
de la Céramique Égyptienne (BCE) no. 22 (2004),
IF 931. ISBN:
2-7247-0386-3. In PDF, 3.5 Mb.
of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology in Cairo, no. 13,
pp., pdf-file (210 KB)
Excavation and Restoration in Egypt and Sudan (and Syria).
Mission Siptah - Ramses X: Bericht über die Siebte Kampagne (2004/05)
también: Bericht über
die 6. Kampagne (2003/04)
Ägyptologischen Seminars der Universität Basel:
de Excavación del equipo del Proyecto Djehuty en Dra Abu el Naga.
de campo, trabajo de gabinete y vida cotidiana.
Mapping Project: July 2005 Progress Report
Read about the latest activities of the Theban Mapping Project in our
Cultural Significance of Iconographic and Epigraphic Data Found in the
Kingdom of Kerma
Timothy Kendall (ed.), Nubian Studies. Proceedings of the Ninth
International Conference of the International Society of Nubian Studies
August 21-26, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts, Department of
African-American Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, 2004,
pp. 176-185 - pdf-file (280 KB)
of Age in Ancient Egypt
A paper delivered at the 'Sex and Gender' conference, The Egypt Center,
University of Wales, Swansea, on December 22, 2005.
Eighth Season of Excavations in the Early Dynastic Cemetery at Helwan
"The Helwan team has enjoyed a very successful season of
excavations between November 2004 and February 2005 ... During the
course of the season another 21 tomb structures were uncovered ... These
tombs date between Dynasty 1 and Dynasty 4 and range in size and
architecture. Most of them are simple pit burials of presumably
relatively poor individuals, which were nevertheless very well preserved
and thus allowed for detailed and valuable insights into the burial
customs of the lower classes of early Memphite society."
de excavación Enero-Febrero 2006 en el Templo de Mut
HopkinsUniversity in Egypt Today
Bulletin d'information archéologique del College de France, vol. 31
Caire / Paris
janvier - juin 2005, 2005 - 168 pp., pdf-file: 2.1 MB
Italianas en Egipto. Informes de Excavación:
archeologica in Sudan dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza" -
archeologica in Alto Egitto dell'Università di Roma "La
Sapienza" - Anno 2005
Missione Archeologica dell'Università di Bologna a Bakchias - Novembre
Campagna di scavo a Dime (El-Fayyum) della Missione Archeologica del
Centro di Studi Papirologici dell'Università di Lecce
Archäologisches Institut Kairo, Rundbrief, September, 2005
Progress reports of excavations
Thebes (West): Dra' Abu el-Naga and Kom el-Hettân, Abydos/Umm el-Qaab,
Saqqara, Tell el-Fara'in/Buto, Suez: Tall al-Yuhudiyya, Abu Mina, and
pp., pdf-file (1.8 MB)
student BMJ vol. 12
(Sept. 2004), 338-339; in PDF (179kB):
A medical student takes a look at Edwin Smith's papyrus, one of
the oldest known surgical texts.
Egypt Provides an Early Example of How A Society's Worldview Drives
Engineering and the Development of Science
Strategic Technology Institute, 2003.
paper in PDF (97 kB):
"An examination of Egyptian engineering and science, principally
during the OK and MK, shows that religion drove the development of, and
was reflected by, their monumental architecture. These architectural
wonders served as a societal organizing principle and demonstrated the
power of the state (..). In addition, the supporting sciences,
such as mathematics, astronomy, geography, and medicine all had
practical purposes in support of the Egyptian religious worldview."
Lisbon Mummy Project: The employment of non-destructive methods in mummy
paper in PDF (225 kB):
Outline of the Lisbon Mummy Project (in progress) and a description of
the Egyptian mummies in the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (MNA) in
Coffin of Paseshes: A Treatment
Online paper in PDF (571 kB):
About the treatment of a damaged Egyptian Late Period (800 BC) coffin as
conducted by Parker Conservation, Inc., plus a detailed history of
(and complete translation of the texts on) the coffin. The coffin is now
on display in the Arkansas Museum of Science and History.
Receipts, Taxpayers, and Taxes in Early Ptolemaic Thebes
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2005
(Oriental Institute Publications, Number 126).
262 pp., 32 pls. - pdf-file (3.2 MB)
"This study is intended not only to publish a number of early
Ptolemaic ostraca, but also to place them within the broader
socio-historical context of the early Ptolemaic tax system ..."
Graffiti from the Wadi Hammamat
"The following links are for photographs of the Demotic graffiti I
have published in JSSEA 28 [, pp. 26-54] (2001) in my article of the
same name. That article includes the transliterations, translations and
commentary on a series of Demotic texts found in the Paneion in the Wadi
Hammamat and on the walls of the quarry east of Paneion."
and redistribution: The palace and mortuary cult in the Middle Kingdom,
The Accounting Historians Journal, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 59-101 (2002)
"This paper examines detailed historical material drawn from
primary sources to explore the role of accounting practices in the
functioning of several key stages of the redistributive economy of the
Middle Kingdom, ancient Egypt."
Khonsu, vol. 3: The Graffiti on the Khonsu Temple Roof at Karnak: A Manifestation of Personal
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2003
(Oriental Institute Publications, Number 123).
xxiv, 119 pp., 126 pls. -
pdf-file (40 MB)
"Graffiti incised on the roof blocks of the temple of Khonsu at Karnak, written in the hieroglyphic, hieratic, and Demotic scripts and accompanied
by the outlines of pairs of feet, caught the eye of Champollion and other
early voyagers who succeeded in clambering up onto that part of the roof
still remaining over the colonnade of the first court. Such graffiti have
usually been interpreted as mementos left by ancient visitors passing through Thebes. A complete survey of all the graffiti on the roof and a
detailed study of the inscriptions, carried out over a considerable period
of time, has revealed the unexpected fact that far from being casual tourists, it was mostly the priestly personnel of the temple itself whose
graffiti have been preserved there ... The 334 graffiti recorded in the
volume are richly illustrated by photographs and facsimile drawings. Transliterations, translations, line notes, and commentaries are provided.
The text concludes with general, name, epithet, and title indices."
discoveries in West Sakkara
Egyptian Archaeological Mission at Sakkara
the reign of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, ca. 305-30 B.C., large stone statues
of the greatest Greek poets and philosophers were placed on that
semicircular podium. Although they look like a show-case of Greek
civilisation, they do not attract the attention of tourists, who rush
among tombs of pharaohs and those of holy bulls, dating from earlier
the Fort: Part 2
Theban Tombs Project, Dra abu el-Nagaa. Preliminary Report on the Season
November 2004 / January 2005
Boyo Ockinga, Susanne Binder,
34 pp., pdf-file (5.9 MB)
"The Theban Tombs Project of Macquarie University, Sydney Australia
continued its activities in two tombs in Dra Abu el-Naga', TT 147
(Neferrenpet) and TT 233 (Saroy and Amenhotep / Huy) in the period
November 2004 to January 2005."
of the conference "Women and Property in Ancient Near Eastern and
Mediterranean Societies" (2003)
Relacionados con la Egiptología:
Annalisa Azzoni: Women and Property in Persian Egypt and Mesopotamia
- Betsy Bryan: Property and the God's Wives of Amun
legal rights of the women of ancient Egypt
of South Africa, 2004. viii, 117 pp.
"The legal rights of the women of ancient Egypt are discussed in
this dissertation. All the different aspects of the legal system were
examined in order to conclude whether the ancient Egyptian women indeed
had legal rights. An inquiry was therefore conducted into the Egyptian
Family Law, the Law of Succession, Property Law, Law of Contract and
Criminal Law. The modern classification of the law was used, seeing that
no evidence exists to provide us with the ancient Egyptians'
Egyptian Transliteration and Unicode
The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri is pleased to make available tools
for entering ancient Egyptian transliteration in accordance with the
Unicode standard. This document and the downloadable keyboards and font
are the work of Donald Mastronarde
Ikhernofret Stela as Theatre: A Cross-cultural Comparisson
Studia Antiqua, Journal of the BYU Student Society for Ancient Studies,
Volume 2, No. 2, Fall 2002,
pp. 3-16, in PDF (1.41 MB).
Desert Road Survey in the Egyptian Western Desert, vol. 1: Gebel Tjauti
Rock Inscriptions 1-45 and Wadi el-Hôl Rock Inscriptions 1-45
the assistance of Deborah Darnell and contributions by Deborah Darnell,
Renee Friedman, and Stan Hendrickx
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2002
(Oriental Institute Publications, Number 119). LVI, 174 pp., 126 pls. -
pdf-file (25 MB)
Last Writing: Script Obsolescence in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica, in: Comparative Studies
in Society and History
Stephen Houston, John Baines, Jerrold Cooper,
vol. 45, pp. 430-479 (2003) - pdf-file (536 KB)
"The invention of writing is thought, with good justification, to undergird
and enable present-day society. In its more developed forms, it is indispensable to bureaucracy, propaganda, and administration. However, the
comparative literature on writing systems takes little notice of unraveling
script traditions, the phases of terminal use when forms of writing passed
into extinction. Today, Egyptian hieroglyphic writing, Mesopotamian cuneiform, and Mayan glyphs, the scripts under review here, persist only in
the sense that modern specialists teach them in academic settings or
artisans incorporate them into trinkets and tourist art." See also for the hieroglyphic writing system: Heike Sternberg-el-Hotabi, Der
Untergang der Hieroglyphenschrift. Schriftverfall und Schrifttod im Ägypten
der griechisch-römischen Zeit, in; CdE, vol. 69, pp. 218-248 (1994).
Travaux du centre Franco-Égyptien d'étude des temples de Karnak
20 pp., pdf-file (263 KB)
"Le Centre franco-égyptien d'étude des temples de Karnak célébrera en 2002
ses trente-cinq ans d'existence. Il constitue une structure de recherche et
de coopération privilégiée, dans un pays dans lequel la France joue un rôle
culturel et scientifique particulier, lié à l'histoire autant qu'aux spécificités des études
The syntax and semantics of the Coptic cleft
constructions, University of Sussex Working Papers in Linguistics and English Language
15 pp., pdf-file
"Cleft constructions are very common in the syntactic patterns of Coptic
Egyptian used to indicate the focal status of nominal arguments. Clefts sentences are complex sentences structures that express a single proposition
by means of a biclausal syntax. In Coptic, cleft constructions represent a
special type of tripartite nominal sentences in which a noun phrase (or its
equivalent) is equated with a restrictive relative clause. Nominal clefts
encode different semantic types of focus, ranging from presentational (new
information) focus to explicit contrast".
Últimos Trabajos en Egiptología - Parte IV
Últimos Trabajos en Egiptología - Parte III
Últimos Trabajos en Egiptología - Parte II
Últimos Trabajos en Egiptología - Parte I