Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1892-1893

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Archaeological Survey 1892-93.


slide (la) to the entrance doorway (2), which leads through a long
corridor (3) to a short passage, with mummy-slide and steps (lh), to the
mummy-pit (4)3 and the king's columnar chamber (5), which is
inscribed but much mutilated. At (6a) is a small unfinished chamber.
Leading out from immediately below the first corridor on the right-hand
side, are three square chambers (7, 7a, lb), the walls of which are
covered with scenes and inscriptions. These are possibly the little
funerary chapels excavated in honour of three of Khuenaten's daughters.
In the centre of the first corridor, and also on the right-hand side, is
another series of corridors and chambers, perhaps the tomb of Khuena-
ten's queen, Neferiti. The main chamber (6b) of this, which is
unfinished, is approached through three corridors (8, 8, 8), a mummy-
slide (9), and a mummy-pit (?) (10).

Before quitting the region of Tell el Amarna, mention ought also to
be made of the boundary stelae, which are cut on smooth surfaces of
the hills and mark the boundary of the province of Klrataten. Of
these, ten are now known on the eastern side of the Nile, one of which
I discovered this year (see 8.B.A. Proceedings, vol. xv. p. 304. The
new stela is situated between those marked E and F). In the hills
behind the great plain of Tell el Amarna are also numerous limestone
and alabaster quarries, including the celebrated alabaster quarry of Hat-
Nub (which I was fortunate enough to discover in the winter of 1891),
a limestone quarry with the cartouche of Queen Ti, an alabaster quarry
inscribed with the names of Amenemhat II. and Usertesen III., and
another containing stelae of Eameses II. and Merenptah I.

Between the Gebel el Hawata and the Gebel el Gebrawi, are numerous
uninscribed tombs, mostly of the Ancient Kingdom. These are situated
in the hills north-east of Ed Der, in the hills behind El Kuser, in those
north-east of Ma'abdeh and north of 'Arab el Atayat. There are also
several large limestone quarries within this district—one due east of Ed
Der, another south of El Kuser; one inscribed with the name of Seti L
in the Gebel Abu Foda, and another inscribed with the name of Seti II.
in the Gebel Kurneh, a short distance south of Ma'abdeh. In the hills
east of Atayat are also extensive but uninscribed limestone quarries,
and a short distance up the Wady Siut, which divides the Gebel Kurneh
from the Gebel el Gebrawi, is an interesting little cave, which is
entered from the roof, and contains three Coptic inscriptions mentioning

3 I questioned several of the Arabs who had helped in the work of clearing the
tomb as to the depth of the mummy-pit (which had been refilled), and the invariable
answer was " six metres."
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