Sunday, 30 August 2015
The tomb of the 26th dynasty ruler of Upper Egypt uncovered in Assassif, Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online
The tomb of the 26th dynasty ruler of Upper Egypt uncovered in Assassif, Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online: The tomb of the 26th dynasty vizier of Upper Egypt discovered in South Assassif on Luxor's west bank
"Badi-Bastet could be buried in a shaft inside the court or in a main
burial chamber of Karabasken tomb," the head of the mission Elena
Pischikova suggested. She asserted that further cleaning of the tomb's
different sections and the continuation of the archaeological survey
would definitely reveal more secrets of the tomb.
"It is a very important discovery," the Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh
Eldamaty told Ahram Online. He explained that the discovery has shed
more light on the architecture and design of tombs of top governmental
officials during the Saite period, especially the 26th dynasty.
Studies carried out on Badi-Bastet's different titles reveal that he
was one of the grandsons of Babasa, a nobleman whose tomb is located
east of Assassif (TT279).
The South Assassif Conservation Project started in 2006 when the two
Kushite tombs of Karabasken (TT 391) and Karakahamun (TT 223) and the
early Saite tomb of Irtieru (TT 390), were re-discovered there. These
tombs have never been properly cleaned, studied and restored but now
within the framework of the project they will be preserved.
Nothing on the mission website yet but this is a link to the blog https://southasasif.wordpress.com/