In 1915, a team of american archaeologists in bersha, egypt, blasted through solid rock to reach a tomb later to be designated as 10a inside this tomb they found a mummy, an exquisitely-painted coffin and arguably the largest assemblage of burial artifacts ever discovered from the middle kingdom. The bersha procession, found in tomb 10acredit: museum of fine arts, boston model boat found in tomb 10a ( cc by sa 30 ) the bersha coffin one of the coffins found within the tomb, now known as the bersha coffin, is the finest middle kingdom coffin found to date, and is considered a masterpiece of panel painting. The story behind the mummy head found in tomb 10a from the time the mummified human head was excavated in 1915 from the necropolis of deir el-bersha by the nile river until it was displayed in 2009 in the exhibition the secrets of tomb 10a: egypt 2000 bc by boston's museum of fine arts, its identity has been uncertain. The tomb, designated tomb 10a, was filled with the funerary equipment of a local governor by the name of djehutynakht and his wife, also named djehutynakht robbers had stolen the finest jewels but left everything else, including the severed (but nicely wrapped and painted) head of one of the djehutynakhts.
Tomb 10a, belonging to djehutynakht, governor (or nomarch) in deir el-bersha, egypt, and his wife, was discovered in 1915 grave robbers had looted the burial site, taking jewelry and desecrating the mummies. The secrets of tomb 10a download the secrets of tomb 10a or read online books in pdf, epub, tuebl, and mobi format click download or read online button to get the secrets of tomb 10a book now. Click to read more about the secrets of tomb 10a: egypt 2000 bc by rita e freed librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers all about the secrets of tomb 10a: egypt 2000 bc by rita e freed.
The room, which the researchers labelled tomb 10a, was the final resting place for a governor named djehutynakht (pronounced juh-hoo-tuh-knocked) and his wife at some point during the couple's. The secrets of tomb 10a has 5 ratings and 2 reviews russell said: from that mysterious time in egyptian history, after the pyramids had been built, and. The burial chamber was named tomb 10a by the archaeologists who found it, and much of its contents were carried to the united states by the early 1920s the torso remained in egypt, but other artifacts, including the most valuable one, the head, arrived in boston. Tomb 10a 1957 words | 8 pages tomb 10a was discovered near the nile river in a region known as deir el-bersha (the secrets of tomb 10a: egypt 2000 bc 2009) it is the 4,000 year old resting place of a governor and his wife, both of whom ruled during the 11th or 12th dynasty and are named djehutynakht.
Tomb 10a djehutynakht's tomb - designated 10a - was rediscovered in the deir el-bersha necropolis in middle egypt in 1915 by the american egyptologist george andrew reisner who was the leader of the harvard university - boston museum of fine arts expedition. Tomb 10a was discovered by mfa registrar hanford lyman story, who had virtually never worked in the field but received considerable help from said ahmed, who oversaw 63 local workers.
The secrets of tomb 10a is a catalog of the artistic and historic treasures discovered in djehutynakht's tomb (10a) of the middle kingdom of ancient egypt, which complements an exhibition at the museum of fine arts in boston (oct 18, 2009—may 16, 2010) curators at the museum contribute essays freed is exhibition curator and chair of the. Secrets of tomb 10a january 12, 2009 aside from making and breaking resolutions, the great pastime of every january is to look ahead to what the new year has in store. Through the lens of the burial goods and human remains from tomb 10a at deir el-bersha, now housed at the museum of fine arts, boston, the expert authors adeptly present the most recent historical, art historical, archaeological, and scientific means by which scholars attempt to reconstruct ancient egyptian tombs and the lives of their owners. The museum of fine arts tries, in its own way, to honor this desire with its excellent new show, the secrets of tomb 10a: egypt 2000 bc'' the museum is also trying to right some historical wrongs, beginning with the desecration of djehutynakht's tomb by ancient robbers, which left it in a state of utter chaos.
They are from the 12th dynasty tomb of djehutynakht and djehutynakht, an identically named husband and wife team from the middle kingdom period, whose tomb (designated as 10a), was found in deir el-bersha, near modern mallawi this book is from an exhibition (in 2009-2010) of the restored objects from the tomb. The secrets of tomb 10a is a catalog of the artistic and historic treasures discovered in djehutynakht's tomb (10a) of the middle kingdom of ancient egypt, which complements an exhibition at the museum of fine arts in boston (oct.
Tomb 10a was discovered in 1915 by mfa registrar hanford lyman story, a member of the harvard university-boston museum of fine arts expedition in egypt (1915-1947) that is known primarily for unearthing thousands of objects at giza and amassing the largest archaeological documentary archive of any expedition there. Currently, information tion with the exhibition the secrets about more than 330,000 objects is of tomb 10a: egypt 2000 bc, available to the public worldwideto organized by the museum of fine learn more about the mfa's collec- director's foreword 7 arts, boston, from october 18, 2009 tions, including provenance, publication, to may 16, 2010.
What lies in tomb 10a governor djehutynakht and his wife, lady djehutynakht, are believed to have lived around 2000 bc during egypt's middle kingdom they ruled a province of upper egypt though the walls in their tomb were bare, the coffins were embellished with beautiful hieroglyphics of the afterlife. Tomb 10a was discovered near the nile river in a region known as deir el-bersha (the secrets of tomb 10a: egypt 2000 bc 2009) it is the 4,000 year old resting place of a governor and his wife, both of whom ruled during the 11th or 12th dynasty and are named djehutynakht. The tomb, labeled tomb 10a, and bodies of the mummies were in disarray, having been looted by tomb raiders for gold and jewels the robbers ransacked the burial chamber, throwing the headless. The secrets of tomb 10a in a 1915 excavation, archaeologists from the harvard university-boston museum of fine arts expedition discovered the entrance to a tomb at the picturesque site of deir el-bersha in.