The Pabasa Tomb Project (TT 279)

  • Silvia Einaudi UMR 8546 « Archéologie et philologie d'Orient et d'Occident » (CNRS/PSL), Parigi; Università di Cagliari
Keywords: Pabasa; Psammetichus I; 'divine adoratrice'; Asasif; Saite Period


Since 2020, the tomb of Pabasa (TT 279) in the Luxor necropolis (Assassif) has been the subject of the Pabasa Tomb Project (TT 279), co-directed by Silvia Einaudi, M. Á. Molinero Polo and H. el-Leithy. The mission is concerned with the study, restoration and valorization of the monument, which belonged to a 'great majordome of the divine adoratrice' whose floruit dates in the last quarter of the 7th century BC, during the reign of Psammetichus I. In particular, the ultimate aim of the project is to publish all the inscriptions and scenes that make up the decorative program of the tomb, in order to integrate this 'funerary palace' into the historical context of the Asasif, defining its inspiring models as well as its decorative connections with other coeval tombs in the same necropolis.


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How to Cite
Einaudi, S. (2022). The Pabasa Tomb Project (TT 279). Layers. Archeologia Territorio Contesti, (7), 107-119.
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