The Nomarchs of Asyut During the First Intermediate Period
and the Middle Kingdom
Reinvestigating the ancient necropolis of Asyut by the Egyptian-German joint mission of Sohag University and the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz for seven successive seasons (2003-2009) provided us with rich information concerning the administration of the nome during the later part of the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom. Not only that much of the already known tombs were reinvestigated and properly documented, but the necropolis was surveyed for mapping purpose, which led to the discovery of an unknown tomb (N13.1) that added much to our knowledge concerning the administration of Asyut at the time of the reunification of Egypt by Nebhepetre. Nonetheless, more relevant tombs are still in need to further investigation, especially the so-called Northern Soldiers-Tomb (H11.1), the badly preserved tomb (O14.2), which is located near Deir el-Meitin, and the now undecorated tomb (M.12.1), which is situated in the upper level of the mountain (Pl. 1). This might fill some of the still existing gaps of our knowledge concerning the administration of Asyut during the Eleventh Dynasty.
The main interest of this work is reestablishing the administration of Asyut during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom depending on the rich information came to light after reinvestigating the ancient necropolis of Asyut by the Egyptian-German joint mission for seven successive seasons (2003-2009). This Egyptian-German joint mission was then conducted by members of Sohag University and Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
For full text, see:
Mahmoud El-Khadragy, "The Nomarchs of Asyut During the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom", in: Seven Seasons at Asyut: First Results of the Egyptian-German Cooperation in Archaeological Fieldwork, The Asyut Project 2, Edited by Jochem Kahl, Ursula Verhoeven and Mahmoud El-Khadragy, Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2012, pp. 31-46.