New Kingdom Saqqara
I. Recent publications
1997Yoshimura, S., Kondo, J., Hasegawa, S., Sakata, T., Etaya, M.,
Nakagawa, T., Nishimoto, S.,
"A preliminary report of the general survey at
Dahshur North, Egypt."
Annual Report of the Collegium Mediterranistarum.
Mediterraneus xx (1997), 3-24, ills.
- Satellite remote sensing technology was used in the survey of the Memphite
area. Archaeological methods were employed to explore an area of 700 metres
square north-west of the pyramid of Sesostris III at Dahshur. A New-Kingdom
brick-built tomb chapel (2 courts and a tripartite chapel). A sealing,
inscribed and decorated blocks, painted pottery, figurative ostracon (a man's
head), shabtis, wooden model ear.
1998Yoshimura, S., Kondo, J., Hasegawa, S., Nakagawa, T., Nishimoto,
S., Kashiwagi, H., Sakata, T., Etaya, M.,
"Preliminary report of excavations
at Dahshur North, Egypt."
Annual Report of the Collegium
Mediterranistarum. Mediterraneus xxi (1998), 3-32, ills.
- Reports on the first two field seasons of Waseda and Tokai Universities
at Dahshur North. 1st season: The discovery of a two-court tomb
chapel, probably of Ipay. Relief-fragments (man driving an ox, men around
a columned building), blue painted pottery, alabaster canopic jar of Mes,
polychrome glass vessels, rings, shabtis, etc. 2nd season: The continued
excavation of the tomb chapel discovered during the previous season,. Finds
include a relief with opening the mouth ceremony performed on the mummy and
another with the name of Pashedu, a fragment of a small faience inscribed
pyramidion, the middle part of an inscribed statue, brick stamps of the
Royal Scribe and Royal Butler
Clean of Hands, Ipay, jar labels of years 23 (of Amenophis III?) and 7 of
Ramesses II, jar sealing with the name of Tutankhamun, shabtis, etc.
1999Jaromir Malek, Diana Magee and Elizabeth Miles,
of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, VIII
Part 2 (Private Statues: Dynasty XVIII to the Roman Period. Statues of
Deities), Oxford: Griffith Institute, 1999, ISBN 0 900416 69 6.
- A separate fascicle of indices, ISBN 0 900416 67 X, contains section
11. Suggested provenance, listing New-Kingdom statues which probably
come from tombs at Saqqara.
K. Sowada, T. Callaghan and P. Bentley
The Teti Cemetery at Saqqara
IV: Minor Burials and Other Material.
Australian Centre for Egyptology
Reports 12. Sydney 1999.
- This book publishes burials, ceramics, small finds and skeletal remains
from a cemetery of modest burials located in a small area of the Teti
cemetery, north east of the mastaba of Kagemni. While the material presented
ranges in date from the 11th Dynasty to the Late Period and beyond, most of
the ceramics, small finds and a large number of the burials date to the
van Walsem, R., Martin, G. T., Aston, B. G., Strouhal, E. and Horáková,
"Preliminary report on the Saqqara excavations, season
OMRO 79 (1999), 19-35, ills.
- A report on excavations in the area to the south of the tomb of Haremhab.
This contains a number of shafts, at least some of the reign of Amenhotep III
(coffins, one of them of Hesy-nebef). Finds include a block of Panehesy,
Overseer of the two granaries, and wife Neferuptah, [Songstress of Hathor,
Mistress of] the sycamore, late D18 - early D19, a shabti of Bay, a head-rest,
a heart scarab, a bronze signet ring, a pectoral, and a decorated cosmetic
Yoshimura, S., Kondo, J., Hasegawa, S., Nakagawa, T., Nishimoto, S.,
Sakata, T., Etaya, M.,
"Preliminary report of excavations at Dahshur North,
Annual Report of the Collegium Mediterranistarum.
Mediterraneus xxii (1999), 3-18, ills.
- A report on the 3rd field season of Waseda and Tokai Universities at
Dahshur North. The tomb chapel of Ip3y and its shafts were cleared.
An earlier mud brick tripartite chapel was found beneath Ipay's chapel.
The finds include fragments of relief (four officials, a vertical column of a
semi-biographical(?) text, djad-pillar), a stela of the Prophet
of Neith, Ptahemwia, probably of the reign of Amenophis III, a lower part
of standing statuette, probably Ramessid, an inscribed palette of a son of
the Steward Meryre, and a jar-docket of year 23.
Yoshimura, S., Kondo, J. and Hasegawa, S.
"The New Kingdom necropolis
KMT. A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt 10  (Fall
1999), 36-43, ills.
- A report on the discovery of the tomb of the Royal Butler, Ipay, at
Dahshur, some 2 km north of the Red Pyramid, by the Japanese Waseda-Tokai
expedition. The tomb is dated to the reigns of Tutankhamun/Haremhab by objects
(sealing and faience ring of Tutankhamun, and another of Ankhesenamun) found
in the area (but a date as early as the reign of Amenophis III is also
considered). Its superstructure is lost. Reliefs include registers of
officials and a man driving an ox. The tomb was probably re-used under
Ramesses II by the Royal Scribe Mes (shabti, unfinished sarcophagus). Also
faience shabtis of Huy, Amenemope and Pashed, a fragment of a Mycenaean
stirrup bottle, purple faience canopic jars.
Yoshimura, S. and Hasegawa, S.
"A Ramesside sarcophagus at
Egyptian Archaeology 15 (1999), 5-7, ills.
- A Ramesside anthropoid sarcophagus (unfinished, with painted and partly
carved decoration) of the Royal Scribe and Steward, Mes, from Dahshur, found
by the Universities of Waseda and Tokai expedition. Plan and section of the
underground chambers. Mes's shabtis are of sandstone (one is 36 cm high), wood
and faience. Mes is also Overseer of Horses of the King on a fragment of a
canopic jar. Hieratic docket of year 7 of Ramesses II.
II. Publications in preparationMiroslav Bárta and Jaromír
Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2000
(to be published
as a Supplementum of Archív orientální in Prague in 2000).
M. J. Raven, with contributions by H. D. Schneider, E.
Strouhal, G. Bonani and W. Woelfli
- This volume of essays will contain several contributions concerning
New-Kingdom sites in the Memphite area. The following abstracts have been
included here with permission of the Editors:
O. Djuzeva - Das Grab des Generals Ameneminet in Sakkara
detailed study of monuments from the as yet unlocated tomb belonging to the
Overseer of the Army, Ameneminet, of the reign of Horemheb. A hypothetical
reconstruction of the original appearance of the tomb is offered.
G. T. Martin - Memphis: the status of a residence city in the Eighteenth
Prosopographical evidence enables us to suggest that the real
administrative centre of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty was Memphis.
Akhetaton and Thebes were mainly sacred cities.
B. G. Ockinga - The Saqqara tomb of the Overseer of Craftsmen and Chief
A report on the re-examination of the late
Eighteenth Dynasty tomb of Amenemone. The original positions of various blocks
in museums are discussed. The tomb's location in the Teti pyramid cemetery may
have been connected with the cult of the deified King Menkauhor.
M. J. Raven - Twenty-five years of work in the New Kingdom necropolis of
Saqqara: looking for structure
This study concentrates on patterns in
the spatial distribution of New Kingdom tombs at Saqqara, based on professions
and parentage of individual tomb owners, their offering cults, access and
communication, and the architectural arrangements of their tombs. The
contribution made by the Leiden Museum towards the solution of these problems
S. Yoshimura, S. Hasegawa - The New Kingdom necropolis at Dahshur - The
tomb of Ipay and its vicinity
Several New Kingdom tombs with numerous
burial shafts were discovered at Dahshur North during the recent campaign of
Waseda University. One of the tombs may have belonged to the Royal Butler,
Ipay. The architecture and associated finds from this tomb are discussed.
S. Yoshimura, I. H. Takamiya - Waseda University excavations at North
Saqqara from 1991 to 1999
The excavations of Waseda University
expedition on the hill at North Saqqara revealed important finds, especially
from the New Kingdom. The most significant are the remains of a monument which
may have been Khaemwaset's 'ka-house'.
Alain Zivie - La resurrection des hypogées du Nouvel Empire ŕ
Several New Kingdom tombs excavated in the area of the
Bubasteion in the past fifteen years are discussed. The author concentrates on
their contribution to our knowledge of Memphis during the New Kingdom. A full
bibliography of the French Bubasteion Mission is included.
of other contributions.
The Tomb of Maya and Meryt, ii:
Objects and Skeletal Remains
(EES Excavation Memoirs)
appear early in 2001)
The Teti Cemetery at Saqqara VI or VII: A Cemetery of the
(currently in preparation, due out in 2001)
Karin Sowada is also working on the objects and pottery
from the late 18th Dynasty tomb of Amenemone, under the auspices of Dr Boyo
Ockinga (Director). Recording of this material is complete and should be ready
for publication at the end of 2001.
- This book will publish the excavation of a cemetery of modest burials in
the Teti cemetery conducted by the writer in 1996. The cemetery comprised
about 60 burials well-dated to the mid-18th Dynasty, from the reign of
Thutmosis III to the late 18th Dynasty. Accompanying objects and pottery will
also be published, in addition to a study of the coffins and skeletal
S. Yoshimura et al.
"Waseda University excavations at North-Saqqara: A
preliminary report on the sixth season, July-September 1997", in The Journal
of Egyptian Studies (Waseda University)
(to be published in 2000 or
(August 4, 2000)
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