After completing the opening of the southern and northern chambers of the Hatshepsut temple in Deir el-Bahri and the tomb of Meru in the El-Asasif region. The Spanish mission in 2003 carried out excavation and restoration works and published many research results related to the tombs located in the Dra’ Abu al-Naga area on the western mainland in Luxor, where the mission succeeded through this project in uncovering many tombs, coffins, mummies, and a funerary garden. The two tombs that were inaugurated belong to two high-elite personalities during one of the most important periods of ancient Egyptian history, which marks the beginning of the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom.
The layout of the tombs has the shape of the letter (T), which is used in the tombs of the 18th Dynasty, and each one of them is made of An entrance and a hall for columns, a burial well, and the walls of the two tombs are decorated with distinct inscriptions. The restoration work of the two cemeteries has been completed, including the architectural reinforcement of their walls, ceiling, and columns, in addition to cleaning and lighting works using clean energy produced from solar cell panels, cleaning the entrances from the rubble, and making a new wooden floor.
Djehuty was the supervisor of the state treasury as well as the work of craftsmen and artists who worked during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. He was also responsible for recording Hatshepsut's journey to Puntland and providing electrum (a mixture of gold and silver) for covering the top of the obelisks that she placed in the Karnak temples, in addition, he was responsible for the process of moving the obelisks. The room that precedes the burial chamber is characterized by inscriptions engraved with 43 chapters of the Book of the Dead, which was considered the first time that the chapters of the dead were written on the walls of tombs, and then began to be written after that on linen and papyrus. As for Huri, he held the position of superintendent of the royal stores of the sacred royal wife and mother, Iahhotep.
A number of important discoveries in the arm of the Abu Al-Naga area from the history of ancient Egypt were made including a marvelous painting that includes a frontal image of Queen Hatshepsut, a group of golden earrings found at the entrance to the burial room of the tomb of Djehuty, eight of the fifty bouquets of flowers dating back to 3000 years ago that were found in an open pit in the Entrance courtyard of Djehuty's tomb, Selim Leneb's sarcophagus from 17th Dynasty 17 in 1600 BC, a sarcophagus of a 15-year-old girl who lived 3,600 years ago and was buried with four exquisite necklaces, earrings and two rings, as well as the only "Mortuary Garden" discovered so far.
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