Conservation of the Courtyard of the Cenotaph of Harwa TT37 Project

The project aims to maximize the value of the Cenotaph of Harwa (TT 37) to the public. With its more than 40,000 square feet, the Cenotaph of Harwa (later reused and slightly enlarged by his successor Akhimenru) is one of the largest monuments built by an ancient Egyptian official. Project Director: Francesco Tiradritti

The project aims to maximize the value of the Cenotaph of Harwa (TT 37) to the public. With its more than 40,000 square feet, the Cenotaph of Harwa (later reused and slightly enlarged by his successor Akhimenru) is one of the largest monuments built by an ancient Egyptian official. Its delicate decoration is one of the most important examples of Egyptian relief sculpture of its time (Twenty-fifth Dynasty). It can be considered a key monument of the so-called Pharaonic Renaissance (first half of the 7th century), a period which hearkened back to past eras and employed older styles in innovative wats. The project goal was to make part of the monument areas (main entrance, vestibule, courtyard and first subterranean level) accessible to visitors while other works are still ongoing.

Project Details


Location: Luxor, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Italian Archaeological Mission Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $65,000 Commencement Date: 05/2017 Project Status: Completed
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