Sunday, February 17, 2013
We are happy to have an old friend from Atlanta working in Luxor at the same time we are here. Melinda Hartwig, Associate Professor of Egyptian Art at Georgia State University, is studying the Tomb of Neferrenpet (TT43), located in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna section of the Theban Necropolis. He was the “Overseer of the storeroom of the Lord of the Two Lands,” and served under Amenhotep II, Thutmosis IV and Amenhotep III.
It is a beautiful, small tomb that was never finished and is a fascinating study in the ancient Egyptian artist’s working techniques. Previously, Dr. Hartwig undertook the scientific examination and digital recording of the famous Tomb of Menna (TT 69). The project in the tomb of Neferrrenpet will also incorporate conservation and documentation including archaeometric examination, photographic recording and digital drawing techniques.