The "Harwa 2001" ONLUS
Cultural Association presents
Report of the 2003 Season
The 2003 autumn season of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Luxor in the tombs of Harwa (TT 37) and Akhimenru (TT 404) started on 1 November, 2003 and ended on 22 January, 2004. The activities were suspended from 26 November to 6 December, 2003 for the celebrations of the Ayd.
The season was mainly devoted to the continuation of excavations in the courtyard of the tomb of Harwa, which had been partially excavated during the 1999 and 2001 seasons. Conservation work was carried out on the remains of the pillars of the Northern and Southern porticos, which had been brought to light during excavations.
Re-examination and the creation of a digital inventory of the small finds collected during the past excavation seasons continued and is now almost complete.
Epigraphic works aiming to
the identify the wall decoration were continued in the first pillared
hall. They focussed mainly on continuing the reconstruction of the
door-frames of the southern secondary rooms, begun last season. Knowledge
of the scenes carved on the architraves was greatly improved.