Although several expediations conducted fieldwork in the ancient necropolis of Asyutt, most of the archaeological work carried out there has remained unpublished. The “Asyut Project”, a cooperation between the Universites of Sohag, Mainz and Münster, has been surveying and excavating thyere since 2003. Some of the first results concerning the sequence of the Siutian nomarchs and their tombs (First Intermediate Period and early Middle Kingdom) demonstrate the importance of systematic exczvations in the area.