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

Our Work in May

The work of the South Asasif team continues in all the areas of the necropolis with incredible results. We had a wonderful breakfast with our workmen to celebrate the start of Ramadan. The excavation team of Reis Mohamed Ali, Marion Brew, inspector Mohamed Khalifa Ahmed and Katy Bell are still following the remains of the … Continue reading Our Work in May

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

Happy Holidays From the South Asasif Conservation Project!

Dear Team Members, Friends, and Supporters of the South Asasif Conservation Project, Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2016! Next year we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary. We are looking forward to seeing you at the site and at our second Thebes in the First Millennium BC Conference. Thank you for giving Karakhamun a … Continue reading Happy Holidays From the South Asasif Conservation Project!