The 10th field season of the Archaeological Expedition at Dra Abu el-Naga, in the area of Theban Tomb 14 and the tomb MIDAN.05, has been carried out by the University of Pisa between November 11 and December 10, 2010.
The team, under the direction of Marilina Betrò, was composed by Gianluca Miniaci, Paolo Del Vesco, Federica Facchetti and the restorer Gianluca Buonomini. Some students and graduates of the University of Pisa also took part to this campaign: Giorgia Cafici, Paolo Marini, Maria Antonietta Ricci, Renata Schiavo, Elena Tiribilli and Silvia Zago. Researches on site could also profit of the scientific collaboration of Pierluigi De Rosa (Department of Civil and Enviromental Engineering – University of Perugia) for a thorough monitoring of the rock mass in the tombs investigated by the expedition and for some consolidation interventions.
The 2010 campaign brought many interesting results, among which the discovery of new wall paintings in MIDAN.05, and some new tombs and shafts previously unknown.
The complete pdf text of the Preliminary Report Dra Abu el-Naga 2010 may be found at: http://sta.humnet.unipi.it/index.php?id=43