The World of Ty

The project aimed to explore the general issue of the Old Kingdom rise and fall through two unique monuments in Abusir and Saqqara – tomb complex of Ty and a mastaba north of the pyramid of Neferirkara Project Director: Miroslav Barta

The project aimed to explore the general issue of the Old Kingdom rise and fall through two unique monuments in Abusir and Saqqara – tomb complex of Ty and a mastaba north of the pyramid of Neferirkaraon fundamental period in Ancient Egyptian history when the Old Kingdom state reached an apogee in its development (early 24 century BC, reign of Nyuserra). The project had several principals, long-term objectives, which represent a combination of restoration and site management, archaeological exploration and a development of theory on evolution of complex societies, their identity and demonstration of dynamics of social hierarchies through monumental architecture. It is strongly believed that this is the only feasible way to deal with human past and long data series unravelling major information about the past of complex societies and their nature. A multidisciplinary approach was applied, applying several different scientific methods including detailed satellite imaging and 3D scanning in combination with modern methods and techniques of archaeology, restoration and site management.

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Location: Cairo, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Czech Institute of Egyptology Project partner(s): Charles University Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $90,615 Commencement Date: 12/2018 Project Status: Completed
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