Conservation Project TT49

The tomb of Neferhotep (TT 49) is located at the Old Egyptian Necropolis in Thebes, built in the reign of Pharaoh Eye around 1320 BBC. TT 49 was discovered by European travellers in the late 18th century, and due to the use of it at the time for residential purposes, it witnessed deterioration, requiring conservation and preservation interventions. Project Director: Christina Verbeek

`The tomb of Neferhotep (TT 49) is located at the Old Egyptian Necropolis in Thebes, built in the reign of Pharaoh Eye around 1320 BBC. The tomb is cut into the bedrock of the Gurna hills on the west bank of the Nile. TT 49 was discovered by European travellers in the late 18th century. After opening, the tomb was used for residential purposes for some time. Due to the deteriorated condition and vulnerable state of the tomb, it was closed since the 1980s. The main objectives and activities of the conservation work in 2017 was to 1) record and document current condition and conservation work – 2) research and investigate the damage and evaluate the sources and process of deterioration, technological and material analyses of historic material and lastly 3) conservation and preservation of the artefacts and the tomb of Neferhotep (TT49).

Project Details


Location: Luxor, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): University of Buenos Aires Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $27,507.00 Commencement Date: 03/2017 Project Status: Completed
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