Saqqara Tomb Project
About the Project
Professor Eyre and Dr Khaled Dawood (University of the Fayoum) have been carrying out long-term epigraphic work at Saqqara as a joint project with the local inspectorate of the Supreme Council for Antiquities (SCA).
Field work in the late Old Kingdom tomb of the vizier Kairer, by the Unas causeway, is completed and post-excavation is at an advanced stage.
The tomb of Nakhtmin, charioteer probably of the time of Ramesses II, was rediscovered by SCA in 1993, following a roof collapse and having suffered some damage at the hands of robbers. In collaboration with Sabry Farag at Saqqara, the material recovered and stored for safety, together with that still on site has all been photographed and drawn, but a final season is required on site to complete planning of the tomb and to confirm original ordering of the decoration on the walls of the tomb.
- Khaled Daoud, 'The tomb of the Royal Envoy, Nakht-Min', Egyptian Archaeology 38 (2011), 7-9
- Khaled Dawood, 'Animate decoration and burial chambers of private tombs during the Old Kingdom: new evidence from the tomb of Kairer at Saqqara', in Laure Pantalacci, and Catherine Berger-El-Naggar (eds), Des Néferkarê aux Montouhotep: travaux archéologiques en cours sur la fin de la VIe dynastie et la première période intermédiaire, Lyon and Paris (2005), pp. 107-127
- Khaled Daoud, 'Unusual scenes in the Saqqara tomb of Kairer', Egyptian Archaeology 10 (1997), 6-7.