Sunday, July 28, 2019

Northern Cal. Egyptology Lecture 8/11: Unlocking the Sequence of Construction & Decoration in Theban Tomb 110

The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. J.J. Shirley, University of Pennsylvania:

One Tomb, Two Kings:
Unlocking the Sequence of Construction & Decoration in Theban Tomb 110

Sunday,  August 11, 3 pm
Room 20 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley Campus

(Near the intersection
of Bancroft Way
and Barrow Lane)

hoto courtesy of J.J. Shirley, showing her inside TT110.

About Theban Tomb 110:

From the TT110 project website (

"Theban Tomb (TT) 110, located along the north eastern end of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on Luxor's West Bank, has recently been the focus of work undertaken as part of ARCE Luxor's larger APS program of work. From 2012-2016, ARCE's conservation field school project within the tomb has consolidated the tomb walls and cleaned its pillared and transverse halls. Since 2013, ARCE's archaeology project has carefully excavated the original courtyard, pillared hall, burial shafts, and portions of the chambers attached to one of these shafts. In conjunction with the excavation of the tomb undertaken by ARCE, particular groups of objects have been recorded and begun to be studied by the ARCE archaeologists. These projects are the first step in being able to study and publish this fascinating tomb of the mid-18th Dynasty.   ...

"Although TT110 was partially published by Norman de Garis Davies in 1932, the project now being carried out allows us to more fully study the tomb's decoration and texts, enabling us to clarify the career and family history of the tomb's owner, Djhuty, and place him, and the tomb, in their socio-historical context. This is particularly important because Djhuty was a royal butler, royal herald, and offerer of Amun at Karnak during the reigns of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. His status as an important court and religious official is exemplified by the depiction of both Hatshepsut and Thutmose III in this tomb, an unusual feature as generally only one of these kings was depicted. As part of both the Amun administrative elite and the court/civil elite, Djhuty straddled two areas of government whose members played significant roles in Hatshepsut's rise to king and the later transition to Thutmose III's sole reign. Thus, a complete investigation of the tomb owner through his excavated and conserved tomb, in conjunction with his other monuments, presents an opportunity to further elucidate a controversial and poorly understood period of ancient Egyptian history."

About the Speaker:

Dr. JJ Shirley received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University, and has taught Egyptian Art, Archaeology and Language at the University of Michigan, University of Wales, Swansea, and as a Visiting Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University; she is currently a Visiting Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2007 she has been the Managing Editor for the Journal of Egyptian History, published by Brill, and in 2019 joined JARCE as its Book Review Editor. In 2011 she became the VP of the ARCE-PA Chapter, and in 2012 she became the ARCE National Chapters Council President. In addition, she has served as the US Representative to the IAE since 2015. Dr. Shirley has authored several articles, most recently a contribution on Second Intermediate Period and 18th Dynasty administration for the book Ancient Egyptian Administration (HdO 104), and an article on the officials who served under Hatshepsut and Thutmose III for the Theban Workshop publication Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut (SAOC 69). She has participated in several archaeological projects in Egypt and Syria, and in 2014 began a new project to document and record the tomb scenes and inscriptions in Theban Tomb 110. TT110  belonged to the royal butler and royal herald Djhuty, who served both Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. The TT110 Epigraphy, Drawing, and Research Field School is the outgrowth of that project, and trains Egyptian Inspectors from the Ministry of Antiquities in specific archaeological techniques and methodology.

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