Mo‘alla Survey Project: Two Decorated Tombs

Monday, September 10, 2012
Two Decorated Tombs of the First Intermediate Period

In the northernmost section of the Mo‘alla necropolis are two rock-cut tombs with traces of preserved painted decoration (M08-09/T1 and M08-09/T2). Except for the tombs of Ankhtyfy and Sobekhotep, these are the only known decorated tombs at the site and are thus far unpublished. Although most of the painted plaster within the tombs is no longer extant, enough paint survives to reconstruct some of the scenes within the tombs and date the decoration to the First Intermediate Period, roughly contemporary with the tombs of Ankhtyfy and Sobekhotep. Read more here.