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These publications are those of members of the expedition itself with specific connection to the project. Follow this link to see general lists of scholarly or popular books about Theban tombs.

Our annual field reports are located on a separate Reports web page.

Formal publications of the project

Senneferi vol I: The New Kingdom

Link to the publisher's web site. Note special price at the moment of £52.50; normal price will be £70.

Publications prior to present work

One of the attractions of working in TT99 was the fact that there are really no publications apart from sporadic ones. The main references are gathered in Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography I part 1 (2nd ed), 204-206.

The major material is a collection of the main texts of the tomb by the German Egyptologist Kurt Sethe, made in about 1905. These will be found in Urkunden IV, 528-44, translated into German by W.F. Reineke in the companion volume. Sethe's copies are not complete, and not always accurate, but remarkable since he was working while the tomb was still lived in, and without the benefits of the lighting now available to us. Sethe produced a study of the text relating to a trip to the Lebanon in Sitzungsberichte der königliche preussischen Akademie Berlin Phil.-Hist. Cl. 15 (1906), 359-60. There is also an article on this text by E. Eichler, 'Die Reisen des Senneferi (TT 99)', SAK 26 (1998), 215–28.

Otherwise, there are a few unpublished photographs taken by Siegfried Schott. One of these, of the Bes figure, was published by Bruyère in his Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir el-Médineh (1934-1935), pt. 3 fig. 39, seemingly with some strengthening of the outlines of the figure.

Publications relating to present work

  • N. Strudwick, 'Ten years digging in Thebes', Egyptian Archaeology 5 (1994), 34-5
  • N. Strudwick, 'The High Priest of Amun Wedjahor', Göttinger Miszellen 148 (1995), 91-4
  • N. Strudwick, 'Pharaoh's Chancellor', British Museum Friends Magazine 37 (Summer 2000), 22-6
  • N. Strudwick, 'The tomb of Senneferi at Thebes', Egyptian Archaeology 18 (2001), 6-9.
  • N. Strudwick, 'Theban Tomb 99--an overview of work undertaken from 1992 to 1999', Memnonia 11 (2000), 241-66
  • P. Rose, 'Pottery from the tomb of Senneferi (TT 99)', Egyptian Archaeology 19 (2001), 17-18
  • N. Strudwick, 'Report on the work of the University of Cambridge Theban Mission 1998', Annales du service des antiquités d'Egypte 75 (1999-2000), 133-51.
  • J. Dawson, 'Taking care of Senneferi: problems and practicalities in the conservation of Theban Tomb 99', in Zahi Hawass (ed.), Egyptology at the dawn of the Twenty-first Century. Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Egyptologists Cairo, 2000. 3 vols. Cairo 2003, AUC Press, vol III, 157-65.
  • H. Behlmer, 'Streiflichter auf die christliche Besiedlung Thebens--Koptische ostraka aus dem Grab des Senneferi (TT 99)', Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenshaft 36 (2003), 11-27.
  • N. Strudwick, 'True "ritual objects" in Egyptian private tombs?', in B. Backes, M. Müller-Roth, S. Stöhr (eds), Ausgestattet mit den Schriften des Thot  (Studien zum Altägyptischen Totenbuch 14, Wiesbaden 2009), 213–38.
  • N. Strudwick, 'The false door of Senneferi, Theban Tomb 99', in A. Jiménez-Serrano and C. von Pilgrim (eds), From the Delta to the Cataract. Studies Dedicated to Mohamed el-Bialy (Leiden 2015), 272–287.
  • H. Strudwick, 'An Accumulation of Dirt: Excavations at the Courtyard of the Tomb of Senneferi at Thebes' , in A. Jiménez-Serrano and C. von Pilgrim (eds), From the Delta to the Cataract. Studies Dedicated to Mohamed el-Bialy (Leiden 2015), 272–287.
  • B. Haring, 'Halaham on an ostracon of the early New Kingdom', Journal of Near Eastern Studies 74 (2015), 189-196, also available on JSTOR.

The following deal in part with material from TT99:

  • J. Dawson, 'Conservation of the 'Tombs of the Nobles': aspects of the past, issues for the present', in N. Strudwick and J.H. Taylor (eds), The Theban Necropolis. Past, present and future (London, BMP 2003), 210-7.
  • P. Rose, 'Ceramics from New Kingdom tombs: recording and beyond', in N. Strudwick and J.H. Taylor (eds), The Theban Necropolis. Past, present and future (London, BMP 2003), 202-9.
  • N. Strudwick, 'Some aspects of the archaeology of the Theban necropolis in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods', in N. Strudwick and J.H. Taylor (eds), The Theban Necropolis. Past, Present and Future (London, BMP 2003), 167–88.
  • N. Strudwick, 'Preserving the Old with the New: priorities for Theban Tombs', in G.A. Belova and S.V. Ivanov (eds), Achievements and Problems of Modern Egyptology. Proceeding of the International Conference held in Moscow on September 29–October 2, 2009 (Moscow 2012), 370–385.
  • N. Strudwick, 'Use and re-use of tombs in the Theban necropolis: patterns and explanations', in J.C. Moreno Garcia (ed.), Elites et pouvoir en Egypte ancienne (CRIPEL 28 (2009–2010)), 239–261.
  • N. Strudwick, 'Ancient Robbery in Theban Tombs' in P.P. Creasman (ed.), Archaeological Research in the Valley of the Kings and Ancient Thebes. Papers presented in Honor of Richard H. Wilkinson (University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, Wilkinson Egyptology Series I, Tucson 2013), 333–352.
  • N. Strudwick, 'Modern Robbery in Theban Tombs', Etudes et Travaux 26 (2013), 637–651 (Festschrift for Karol My?liwiec).

Summaries of each season appear annually in the reports of work in Egypt and the Sudan by J. Leclant and G. Leclerc in Orientalia as follows:

  • 1992 season: Orientalia 63 (1994), 422 (bb)
  • 1993 season: Orientalia 64 (1995), 297-8 (t), fig. 45
  • 1994 season: Orientalia 65 (1996), 304-5 (v)
  • 1995 season: Orientalia 66 (1997), 302-4 (w)
  • 1996 season: Orientalia 67 (1998), 388-9 (r)
  • 1997 season: Orientalia 68 (1999), 398-9 (y)
  • 1998 season: Orientalia 69 (2000), 284-6 (z) 
  • 1999 season: Orientalia 70 (2001), 431-2 (z), fig. 24



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