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Life Histories of Theban Tombs

English title Life Histories of Theban Tombs
Applicant Bickel Susanne
Number 162967
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Ägyptologisches Seminar Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Archaeology
Start/End 01.11.2015 - 31.08.2019
Approved amount 2'621'445.00
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All Disciplines (4)

Discipline
Archaeology
Clinical Pathophysiology
Geology
Anthropology, Primatology

Keywords (8)

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

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Im Fokus des Projekts steht eine Gräbergruppe von meistens unfertig gebliebenen Felsgräbern am Berghügel von Sheikh Abd el-Qurna in Theben-West (Luxor/Ägypten). Sie waren Teil eines Planfriedhofes, der für eine kleine, in enger Beziehung mit dem regierenden König stehende Elite zwischen 1450-1400 v.Chr. angelegt worden war. Ihre Nutzungsgeschichte reicht, mit langen Unterbrechungen, von der späten Bronzezeit bis in das frühe 19. Jahrhundert.
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Inhalt und Ziel des Forschungsprojekts

 Der Friedhof ist Ausgangsbasis für Untersuchungen der Landschaftsüberbauung, des Felsgrabbaus und -verfalls sowie der Nutzung monumentaler Grabanlagen in Theben über lange Zeiträume hinweg. Das Projekt hat sich zur Aufgabe gestellt, Lebensgeschichten des Gräber-Clusters nachzuzeichnen und der Frage nachzugehen, wie die Felsanlagen im Laufe ihrer Nutzungsgeschichte mit ihrer natürlichen und gebauten Umgebung, mit Institutionen, Menschen und Dingen interagierten und auf welche Weise sich dabei Handlungen und Ereignisse in der Materialiät der Gräber niederschlugen. Die Entwicklung eines interaktiven Datenbanksystems trägt dieser auf grossen Datensätzen basierenden Forschungsausrichtung Rechnung.

Wissenschaftlicher und gesellschaftlicher Kontext

Das Projekt sieht sich einem integrativen Forschungsmodell verpflichtet, das moderne archäologische, historische und naturwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen gleichermassen berücksichtigt und bestrebt ist, neue Technologien und Forschungsmethoden aus der Archäometrie, Geologie, Geomatik, Photogrammetrie, Anthropologie, Medizin und Biologie auch in der ägyptischen Archäologie zur Anwendung zu bringen. Neben der zügigen Veröffentlichung aktueller multidisziplinärer Forschungsergebnisse in Zeitschriftenartikeln werden der Fachwelt durch Internetzugang ausgewählte Datensätze zur Verfügung gestellt; als weiterer Schritt ist eine eingeschränkte öffentliche Nutzung der Datenbank geplant. Das Projekt gewährleistet den professionellen Umgang mit antiken Objekten und deren nachhaltige Konservierung, ein prioritäres Anliegen auch der ägyptischen Behörden, und ermöglicht die Ausbildung lokaler Spezialisten in Archäologie und Restaurierung.

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Employees

Publications

Publication
Rock mass quality and preliminary analysis of the stability of ancient rock-cut Theban tombs at Sheikh ‘Abd el-Qurna, Egypt
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, 1-27.
Rest in pieces. Fragments of a Twenty-fifth/Twenty-sixth Dynasty burial ensemble
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.
Creuser une tombe dans la colline thébaine: le projet archéologique Life Histories of Theban Tombs de l'université de Bâle
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.
Fusion of laser scanning and photogrammetric data for the documentation and VR visualization of an archaeological tomb complex
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.
Domestic Occupation of TT 95 in Southern Sheikh Abd el-Qurna in the 1st millennium AD
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.
A Ramesside coffin ensemble: what information can be gained from fragmented and incomplete material?
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.
Art as writing, writing as art. Case studies from selected New Kingdom Theban tombs
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.
Christian Era Occupation of TT 95 in Southern Sheikh Abd el-Qurna in the 1st millennium AD
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.
Die visuelle Komposition „Gard. R4” („Brot auf Schilfmatte“) zwischen schriftlicher und bildlicher Repräsentation
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.
Life Histories of Theban Tombs. Transdisciplinary Investigations of a Cluster of Rock-Cut Tombs at Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna
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.
Monastery, village, or garbage heap? Texts and contexts mainly from the South Asasif
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.
The Role of Geology in the Construction of Rock-Cut Tombs at Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna
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.
The Swiss Mission at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna: Report on the Winter-Spring Season 2015/2016
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.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
ETH Zurich, Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Prof. Andreas Wieser Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
National Research Center Cairo, Dep. Medical Molecular Genetics, Prof. Y.Z. Gad Egypt (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Cairo University, Faculty of Archaeology, Conservation Department, Dr. Nesrin El-Hadidi Egypt (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Madrid Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Tanta University, Geological Institute, Dr. Hossam 'Abd El-Monem Egypt (Africa)
- Research Infrastructure
University of Zurich, Institute of Plant Biology, Dr. Christiane Jacquat (now retired) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
TH Köln, Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (Nadine Schönhütte) Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Musée d'histoire naturelle, Dr. Jacqueline Studer Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Prof. Niklaus Heeb Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
ETH Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences, Dr. Martin Ziegler (previously also Dr. Florian Amann) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
DLR (German Aerospace Centre), Tan-DEM-X Germany (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Cairo Egyptian Museum (Ahmed Amin, Manal Maher) Egypt (Africa)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Université Libre de Bruxelles, CReA Patrimoine, Dr. Laurent Bavay Belgium (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Ethnographic Museum, University of Zurich, Kathrin Kocher Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Exchange of personnel
Cairo University, The Herbarium, Dr. Rim Hamdy Egypt (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Human Remains. Ethics, Conservation, Display Talk given at a conference Mummified human remains: palaeopathological research, experimental data and ethical perspectives 30.09.2019 Turin, Museo Egizio, Italy Rühli Frank;
International Congress for Young Egyptologists, Leiden Talk given at a conference Perspectives on agency in New Kingdom Theban tombs 21.08.2019 Leiden, Netherlands Sartori Marina;
SÄK: 51. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz Poster Life Histories of Theban Tombs. Investigating a Cluster of Rock-Cut Tombs at Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna from an Integrative Archaeological Perspective 05.07.2019 Basel, Switzerland Paksi Julianna Kitti; Aeschlimann-Langer Martina; Kacicnik Matjaz; Meyer Sabrina; Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin Iwona J.; Peintner Erico; Marty Evelyne; Colldeweih Rachael Marie; Unter Stephan; Kurmann Lara Selina; Richner Lukas; Rühli Frank; Gojcic Zan; Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea; Villars Noémi;
Current Research in Egyptology, Alcalá de Henares Talk given at a conference Painting peculiarities in TT84 (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna) 17.06.2019 Alcalá de Henares, Spain Sartori Marina;
ASWA 2019 XIV International Meeting 3rd to 7th of June Barcelona Talk given at a conference Archaeozoology in the service of chronology: bone deposits from the Theban tomb complex of Mery (TT95) in Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna, Egypt (15th century BC to present) (J. Studer, A.Loprieno-Gnirs, N.Villars) 03.06.2019 Barcelona, Spain Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea; Villars Noémi;
Excavating the Extraordinary. Challenges and Merit of Working with Small Finds (Egyptological Workshop) Talk given at a conference A Ramesside coffin ensemble: what information can be gained from fragmented and incomplete material? (C. Hunkeler) 09.04.2019 Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany Bickel Susanne; Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
Neunter Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 9): (Un)Sterblichkeit: Schrift – Körper – Kult Talk given at a conference 'Eat and be satisfied'. The offering table Gard. R4 between visual and written representation 01.12.2018 Berlin, Germany Sartori Marina;
Turin International Workshop – Deir el-Medina through the Kaleidoscope Talk given at a conference Talking Images: a Semiotic and Visual Analysis of three Eighteenth Dynasty Chapels in Deir el-Medina (TT8, TT340, TT354) 10.10.2018 Turin, Italy Sartori Marina;
Fourth British Egyptology Congress Talk given at a conference Art as writing, writing as art: case studies from selected New Kingdom Theban tombs 08.09.2018 Manchester, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Sartori Marina;
Colloque international: La pierre comme porteur de messages du chantier de construction et de la vie du bâtiment Talk given at a conference Speaking rocks - on underground tomb building in ancient Thebes 08.07.2018 Amay, Belgium Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
World Congress on Mummy Studies, Tenerife, 21-25 May 2018 Talk given at a conference Challenges and Potential of Studying Commingled Human Remains at the Theban Necropolis, Egypt: The Example of Tomb TT95 (I.Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin, S.Meyer, R.Seiler, F.Rühli) 21.05.2018 Tenerife, Spain Meyer Sabrina; Rühli Frank; Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin Iwona J.;
FIG Congress 2018: Embracing our smart world where the continents connect Talk given at a conference Fusion of Laser Scanning and Photogrammetric Data for the Documentation and VR Visualization of an Archaeological Tomb Complex (E.Friedli, J.Banz, Z.Gojcic, A.Wieser) 06.05.2018 Istanbul, Turkey Gojcic Zan;
Copenhagen Workshop: Tomb Construction in the New Kingdom, University of Copenhagen, 21-22 September 2017 Talk given at a conference Planning and Construction of a Theban Tomb Cluster 21.09.2017 Kopenhagen, Denmark Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
digiarCH. Zum digital turn in der Schweizer Archäologie Talk given at a conference Life Histories of Theban Tombs: Möglichkeiten der 3D und anderer digitaler Visualisierungsformen in der Erforschung eines altägyptischen Friedhofs (A.Loprieno-Gnirs, S.Unter, S.Lochau) 22.06.2017 Chur, Switzerland Unter Stephan; Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
International Conference. Sign and Symbol in Comparative Perspective, University of Warsaw Talk given at a conference Reading between the (brush) lines 19.06.2017 Warsaw, Poland Sartori Marina;
Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen Talk given at a conference Reading between the (brush) lines: Investigating the interconnection between pictorial, written and abstract representation in New Kingdom Theban Tombs 11.05.2017 Copenhagen, Denmark Sartori Marina;
Historicising Narratology: International Workshop - Institute of Egyptology, University of Vienna Talk given at a conference When Objects Speak - Material Narratives from the Past 05.05.2017 Wien, Austria Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
Zurich University of the Arts, Illustrators’ Lunch Individual talk Life Histories of Theban Tombs 14.12.2016 Zurich, Switzerland Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea; Aeschlimann-Langer Martina;
Conference of the Swiss Society for Ancient Near Eastern Studies on Saqqara – Luxor – Assuan: Forschungen Schweizer Institutionen in Ägypten, University of Basel Talk given at a conference Einsatzmöglichkeiten der Photogrammetrie und Geomatik in der thebanischen Archäologie (E. Friedli, K. Powroznik) 10.12.2016 Basel, Switzerland Powroznik Klaus;
Conference of the Swiss Society for Ancient Near Eastern Studies on Saqqara – Luxor – Assuan: Forschungen Schweizer Institutionen in Ägypten, University of Basel Talk given at a conference Das archäologische Projekt Life Histories of Theban Tombs – Zur physischen Biographie eines thebanischen Felsfriedhofs (A.Loprieno-Gnirs, M.Ziegler, R.Colldeweih) 10.12.2016 Basel, Switzerland Colldeweih Rachael Marie; Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
University of Basel, Department of Ancient Civilizations Individual talk Digital Archaeology – Lagern, Visualisieren und Publizieren von Daten bei Life Histories of Theban Tombs 17.10.2016 Basel, Switzerland Unter Stephan;
Ausserordentlicher Science Lunch Individual talk Life Histories of Theban Tombs: Ein transdisziplinäres Grabungsprojekt der Universität Basel 01.06.2016 Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Switzerland Aeschlimann-Langer Martina; Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
Zurich University of the Arts Individual talk Life Histories of Theban Tombs: Ein transdisziplinäres Grabungsprojekt der Universität Basel 01.06.2016 Zurich, Switzerland Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
ETH Department of Earth Science Individual talk Geological Investigations of Theban Tombs, Luxor (Egypt), 24.05.2016 Zurich, Switzerland Colldeweih Rachael Marie;
Inspectorate Qurna/Luxor (Egypt) Individual talk The Swiss Mission at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna: Investigating Life Histories of Theban Tombs 21.04.2016 Luxor, Egypt Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
Ancient Egyptian Coffins. Past - Present - Future Poster TT95: Four Fragments of a 25th / 26th Dynasty Outer Rectangular Coffin (C. Hunkeler) 07.04.2016 Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea; Bickel Susanne;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
LHTT Self-evaluation meeting 16.05.2018 Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland
2nd Workshop Life Histories of Theban Tombs 25.08.2017 Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland
1st Workshop Life Histories of Theban Tombs 02.06.2016 Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland
Project Kick-off Meeting: Life Histories of Theban Tombs 15.01.2016 Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Life and death in ancient history: biomedical analysis of mummies and canopic jars Talk 17.10.2019 Cambridge, MA, Harvard Museum of Science & Culture, United States of America Rühli Frank;
Neujahrsapéro für die Administration der philosophisch-historischen Fakultät, Universität Basel Talk 16.01.2019 Basel, Switzerland Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
Basler ägyptologische Forschung in Ägypten Talk 28.11.2018 Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland Bickel Susanne;
Egyptian Museum University of Bonn Talk 06.07.2016 Bonn, Germany Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;
The Swiss Mission at Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna. Investigating life histories of Theban tombs Talk 21.04.2016 Qurna (Luxor), Ministry of Antiquities Inspectorate of Qurna, Egypt Loprieno-Gnirs Andrea;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Other activities Scientifica 2019 (IGP, ETH Zurich) German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Construire une tombe dans la colline thébaine International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe May be World's Oldest Prosthesis India Today International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media 3000 Jahre alte Prothese Deutschlandfunk International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media 3000 Jahre alte Zehprothese aus Holz gefunden ÄrzteZeitung online International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media 3000 Jahre alte Zehprothese gibt ihre Geheimnisse preis TeleBasel German-speaking Switzerland 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) A new look at an ancient Egyptian prosthetic toe The History Blog International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media A Remarkable Wooden Toe NileMagazine 9 International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media A wooden toe: Egyptologists study a 3,000-year-old prosthesis American News Report International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3,000-year-old prosthesis myscience International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media A Wooden Toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3000-Year-Old Prosthesis Brazil Business Today International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3000-year-old prosthesis Science Daily International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media A Wooden Toe: Swiss Egyptologists Study 3000-Year-Old Prosthesis Universiy of Basel News International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media A wooden toe: Swiss scientists study 3,000-year-old toe Science News Line International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Acest deget protetic din lemn, de acum 3.000 de ani, era reglabil The Epoch Times International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Älteste Prothese der Welt auf dem Prüfstand DAMALS: Das Magazin für Geschichte International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Ancient Egypt: 3,000-Year_old Wooden Toe Discovered Near Luxor is World's Oldest Prosthetic Newsweek International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Ancient Egyptian's Wooden Toe is Sophisticated Prosthetic CNN International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Ancient prosthesis: a 3,000-year-old Egyptian wooden toe ZME Science International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Ancient prosthesis: Scientists are studying 3,000-year-old wooden big toe sahafaarabia International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Antike Zehprothese gibt Geheimnis preis bz German-speaking Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Archaeologists Uncover a 3,000-Year Old Wooden Toe TLE International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Basler Ägyptologen erforschen 3000-jährige Prothese Orthopädische Nachrichten International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Basler Ägyptologin löst das Geheimnis einer 3000 Jahre alten Prothese Tageswoche German-speaking Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Découverte d'une prosthèse vieille de 3000 ans Tribune de Genève Western Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Découverte d'une prothèse vieille de 3000 ans Le Matin Western Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Der Zeh der Priestertochter Süddeutsche Zeitung International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Die Geheimnisse einer 3000 Jahre alten Prothese bluewin news International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Egyptologists Examine 'Sensational' Discovery: a Fake Toe Foxnews International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Ein Frauenzeh aus Holz: Basler Ägyptologen erforschen 3000-jährige Prothese Universität Basel News German-speaking Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Eine 3.000 Jahre alte künstliche Zehe taz.de International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Eine 3000 Jahre alte Zehenprothese Spektrum International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Eine 3000 Jahre alte Zehprothese gibt ihre Geheimnisse preis Blick German-speaking Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Eine der ältesten Prothesen der Welt Zeit online International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Eine der ältesten Prothesen der Welt: 3000 Jahre alter Frauenzeh aus Holz derStandard International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Eine Prothese für Frau Tabaketenmut SonntagsZeitung German-speaking Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media History News of the Week - Ancient Egyptian Prosthesis Studied New Historian International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Künstlicher Zeh aus dem alten Ägypten: Diese Prothese ist 3000 Jahre alt Spiegel online International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Les sécrets d'une prothèse en bois vieille de 3000 ans se dévoilent Science et Avenir International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Neue Zürcher Zeitung 3000 Jahre alte Prothese gibt Geheimnisse preis German-speaking Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media New revelations when 3,000-year-old prosthetic toe is examined with cutting edge technology AncientOrigins International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Oldest Prosthetic in the World is a 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Belonging to an Ancient Egyptian International Business Times International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Protesi per il piede dall'Antico Egitto: ha 3 milla anni ed è un opera d'arte fanpage.it Scienze International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Proteze duzego palga mial … w malym palcu RMF24 International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Scientists examine 3,000-year old wooden prosthetic toe The Irish Times International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Scientists Reexamine Ancient Prosthetic Toe Archaeology International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Secrets of the World's First Prosthetic Revealed mailonline International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media The sophisticated design of a 3,000-year-old wooden toe Hyperallergic International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media This 3,000-year-old wooden toe may be the world's oldest prosthesis http://interestingengineering.com/3000-year-old-wooden-toe-worlds-oldest-prosthetic/ International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media This 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Shows Early Artistry of Prosthetics Smithsonian Smartnews International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Une prothèse vieille de 3000 ans analysée par des chercheurs suisse RTS Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Une prothèse vieille de 3000 ans sur le pied d'une momie égyptienne archeoblogue International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Wetenschap neemt 3000 jaar oude teenprothese onder de loep scientias.nl International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Wooden Toe in Female Burial AmazingScience International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Wooden Toe Proves Ancient Egyptians Knew Prosthetics Egypt Today International 2017
Talks/events/exhibitions Life Histories of Theban Tombs - Lebensgeschichten Thebanischer Felsgräber International 2016

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
156046 Diachronic perspectives on a royal necropolis: identity, agency, and interaction 01.03.2015 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

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.
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