tomb decoration techniques and styles; use and reuse of Theban tombs; burial archaeology; rock tomb construction; inhabitation of Theban tombs; geological setting of Theban tombs; physical biographies; landscape archaeology
Ziegler Martin, Colldeweih Rachael, Wolter Andrea, Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea (2019), Rock mass quality and preliminary analysis of the stability of ancient rock-cut Theban tombs at Sheikh ‘Abd el-Qurna, Egypt, in Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment
HunkelerCharlotte (2019), Rest in pieces. Fragments of a Twenty-fifth/Twenty-sixth Dynasty burial ensemble, in Strudwick Helen, Dawson J. (ed.), Oxbow Books, Oxford, 203-203.
Loprieno-GnirsAndrea (2018), Creuser une tombe dans la colline thébaine: le projet archéologique Life Histories of Theban Tombs de l'université de Bâle, in Bulletin de la société française d'égyptologie
, 199, 100-126.
FriedliEphraim, BanzJonathan, GojcicZan, WieserAndreas (2018), Fusion of laser scanning and photogrammetric data for the documentation and VR visualization of an archaeological tomb complex, in FIG 2018 Embracing our smart world where the continents connect Proceedings
, IstanbulInternational Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Copenhagen.
Underwood Matthew (2017), Domestic Occupation of TT 95 in Southern Sheikh Abd el-Qurna in the 1st millennium AD, in Donovan L., di Biase-Dyson C. (ed.), Ugarit Verlag, Münster, 225-240.
HunkelerCharlotte, A Ramesside coffin ensemble: what information can be gained from fragmented and incomplete material?, in Excavating the Extraordinary. Challenges and Merit of Working with Small Finds
, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg.
SartoriMarina, Art as writing, writing as art. Case studies from selected New Kingdom Theban tombs, in Proceedings of the 4th British Egyptology Congress
, ManchesterEgypt Exploration Society, London.
Underwood Matthew, Christian Era Occupation of TT 95 in Southern Sheikh Abd el-Qurna in the 1st millennium AD, in Tristan Yann (ed.), Macquary University, Sydney.
SartoriMarina, Die visuelle Komposition „Gard. R4” („Brot auf Schilfmatte“) zwischen schriftlicher und bildlicher Repräsentation, in (Un)Sterblichkeit: Schrift–Körper–Kult: Beiträge des neunten Berliner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptolo
, BerlinHarrassowitz, Wiesbaden.
Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea (ed.), Life Histories of Theban Tombs. Transdisciplinary Investigations of a Cluster of Rock-Cut Tombs at Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna
, American University Press, Cairo.
MüllerMatthias, Monastery, village, or garbage heap? Texts and contexts mainly from the South Asasif, in Mihálykó Á. T. , Maravela A. (ed.), University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.
Loprieno-GnirsAndrea, ZieglerMartin, The Role of Geology in the Construction of Rock-Cut Tombs at Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna, in Hagen Fredrik, Olsen Rune, Soliman Daniel (ed.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea, Ziegler Martin, Colldeweih Rachael, Powroznik Klaus, The Swiss Mission at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna: Report on the Winter-Spring Season 2015/2016, in Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte
The project originates in the study of a group of mostly unfinished rock cut tombs and their mutual relations at the hillside of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna in Western Thebes and understands this cluster as part of a planned cemetery opened up for a small elite with close personal links to the king around 1450-1400 BC. It draws on an integrative archaeological perspective, which combines cultural historical and scientific investigation methods and questions, and aims at retracing the materialized life histories of tombs, i.e. how they interacted with their built and natural environment, with institutions and with people from their construction to modern times. The project seeks to re-personalize human activities in the past such as operations and procedures related to tomb building and decoration, funerary practices, inhabitation, looting, etc., it will therefore prioritize research techniques and procedures that give relevance to the detail and variation. The digital collection and processing of data and the development of an open source interactive database system will support this research strategy. Excavations of TT K555, a tomb of the cluster still buried under debris, are archaeologically promising as the debris may have protected deposits and structures from modern continuity disruptions.