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The Asyut Project


“The ancient Egyptian necropolis of Asyut: documentation and interpretation”

Long-term project with close cooperation between the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, the Freie Universität Berlin and the Sohag University/Middle Egypt. The last seven seasons of fieldwork focused on the famous tombs of nomarchs from the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom, as well as on visitors’ graffiti from the New Kingdom, and a hitherto unknown necropolis of canidae. The research objective is to examine the necropolis mountain Gebel Asyut al-gharbi, due to its chronological and qualitative contribution over several millennia, as Asyut retained a large role of the cultural memory of ancient Egypt.

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