Finding Canopic Jars

We congratulate the team of the South Asasif Conservation Project on finding the canopic jars of the Lady of the House Amenirdis in the tomb of Karabasken (TT 391). The discovery was recently announced by Dr. Mostafa Waziri. General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. It was an unforgettable day for (from left to … Continue reading Finding Canopic Jars

The Third Week of June

Two exquisitely carved faces found their way back on the north-east pilaster in the First Pillared hall this week. They belong to offering bearers from the top register on the western side of the pilaster. Three registers with three offering bearers (Two male and one female) in each comprised the original decoration of the pilaster, … Continue reading The Third Week of June

First Week of June in South Asasif

Every week in the South Asasif necropolis brings new discoveries and achievements. One of the most notable discoveries of the week was made by our leading conservator, Abdelrazk Mohamed Ali. He brought back to the team's attention a small fragment of sunk relief with a well-modeled surface, a thin raised line in the middle and … Continue reading First Week of June in South Asasif

Celluloid Mummies, Presented by Katherine Blakeney

Happy Halloween to our mission members, sponsors and friends! The South Asasif conservation Project is preparing for 2018 and looking forward to a great season. Meanwhile, we're in the mood to have some fun and celebrate with our own Katherine Blakeney, who is preparing to launch her new blog, Stardigger's Treasure Trove. Check out the … Continue reading Celluloid Mummies, Presented by Katherine Blakeney

The Discovery of the Burial Chamber and Sarcophagus of the Mayor of Thebes and Forth Priest of Amun, Karabasken (TT 391) (25th Dynasty)

The monumental red granite sarcophagus of Karabasken discovered by the team is a unique example of a Kushite sarcophagus in an elite tomb. The descent to the burial chamber was found in the center of the cult room, which features six niches on the north and south walls and remains of the false door on … Continue reading The Discovery of the Burial Chamber and Sarcophagus of the Mayor of Thebes and Forth Priest of Amun, Karabasken (TT 391) (25th Dynasty)

Cats of Karakhamun and Other Updates

The 2016 season of the South Asasif Conservation Project is in full swing and our mission members are making amazing discoveries every day. Most of the recent discoveries were made while working with small fragments of Karakhamun’s relief decoration. The more we understand the tomb the more we see incredible details that were overlooked before. … Continue reading Cats of Karakhamun and Other Updates

The South Asasif Conservation Project in May 2016

We were happy to return to the site in May and reunite with our Egyptian team members for the 2016 season. We are very grateful to the Ministry of Antiquities and our sponsors and supporters for making this season possible. Most of the conservation work this season will be concentrated in the Second Pillared Hall … Continue reading The South Asasif Conservation Project in May 2016