Publications and lectures on TT45 and on tomb reuse in Ancient Egypt

10th June 2021: Online lecture on tomb reuse in Ancient Egypt at the 6th Landscape Archaeology Conference
This online lecture presented by Carina van den Hoven at the 6th Landscape Archaeology Conference addresses how theory and methodology from the field of Landscape Archaeology can be applied to investigating the various ways in which the Ancient Egyptians (re)used and interacted with the funerary landscape and its monuments.


4th November 2019: Lecture on the TT45 Project at the 12th International Congress of Egyptologists in Cairo

In this lecture Carina van den Hoven introduces the fieldwork project in Theban Tomb 45 and the research project on the practice of tomb reuse in New Kingdom Thebes to the wider Egyptological community.


8th October 2019: Lecture for the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities

Carina van den Hoven presents a lecture entitled “Developing a Proof of Concept on the Digital Documentation and Material Analysis of the Painted Decoration of Theban Tomb 45, Luxor, Egypt”.

Autumn 2019: Publication on the TT45 Project in Egyptian Archaeology
A new article on the TT45 Project entitled “Space and Memory: Tomb Reuse in New Kingdom Thebes” has been published in Egyptian Archaeology 55. The publication outlines the aims and objectives of the TT45 Project, and describes how innovative technologies from the field of Digital Humanities are used in the conservation, documentation, publication, art historical analysis, and heritage preservation of the tomb. The article also illustrates how the fieldwork project in TT45 forms the starting point for a larger research project on the mechanisms and motives behind tomb reuse in Ancient Egypt, which is carried out by the author at The Netherlands Institute for the Near East, Leiden University. The article can be downloaded here.

26 September 2019: First annual Luxor Day in Leiden
The Luxor Archaeological Heritage Foundation organises the first annual Luxor Day, in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for the Near East and Ex Oriente Lux. The Luxor Day takes place on 26 September 2019 at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. Carina van den Hoven presents the results of the first seasons of fieldwork in Theban Tomb 45, followed by various interesting lectures by Olaf Kaper, Lonneke Delpeut and Philip McLaughlin on recent research and fieldwork in Luxor. There is also a mini- exhibition of jewelry inspired by antiquity, and a lottery where participants can win large format photographs of Theban Tomb 45. For more information and the programme (in Dutch), click here.

May 2019: Publication on the TT45 Project in Phoenix
A popularising article on the TT45 Project has been published in the Dutch journal Phoenix. Click here to download the article. Enjoy!

18 March 2019: Lecture on the TT45 Project at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo
On 18 March Carina van den Hoven gives a lecture on the TT45 Project at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo. She presents the main aims and objectives of the project, and reports on the results of the first three seasons of fieldwork carried out in 2018-2019. The talk also addresses the decorative programme and life history of the tomb, and places it in the larger context of the practice of tomb reuse in Ancient Egypt.

Time: Monday 18 March 2019, 6.00pm
Location: Ministry of Antiquities, Ahmed Pasha Kamal Lecture Hall, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo

8 February 2019: Lecture on tomb reuse at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
On 7 and 8 February 2019 Mission Director Carina van den Hoven participates in the colloquium Reuse, Appropriation and Ownership in Ancient Egypt. Framing our Understanding, organised by Helen Strudwick at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. Carina presents a lecture entitled "Recycling the past: tomb reuse, ownership and appropriation in Ancient Egypt". In this lecture various forms of tomb reuse are examined in order to review the validity of egyptological terminology relating to tomb reuse, to challenge current views about the motivations for tomb reuse, and to explore the concepts of ownership and appropriation in Ancient Egypt.