File NEWB4/06 - Dynasty XVIII

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Dynasty XVIII


  • 1920s - 1930s Approximate date based on publications (Creation)

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8 cm, 1 folder

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Folder titled ‘Dynasty XVIII T.IV A.III Amarna excluding Ay’. The folder contains several envelopes, listed below, with material relating to the 18th Dynasty.

Envelopes include:

  1. Notes on the tomb of Tuthmosis IV (TopBib i.559), including sketches of the tomb, notes and sketches of items found in the tomb, including a throne and wooden boats.

    • Notes and copy of hieroglyphs on wooden panels from sides of a throne (Right side: Boston Museum, 03.1131; Left side: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 30.8.45) (TopBib i.561)
    • Notes and sketch, a fragment of a wooden fan (Cairo Museum, 46095) (TopBib i.561)
    • Notes and sketches on the back of a throne (Cairo Museum, 46096) (TopBib i.561)
    • Notes and sketch, right side of a chariot interior (Cairo Museum, 46097) (TopBib i.560)
  2. Notes relating to inscriptions in tomb TT64 belonging to Hekerneheh (TopBib i.128), including inscriptions from the vestibule of the tomb used in Newberry, Percy E. 1928. 'The sons of Tuthmosis IV.' Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 14 (1/2), 82-85 (OEB 146401). Also includes a letter from H.E. Winlock on work in TT64 (2nd April 1925).

  3. Notes and inscriptions relating to Tuthmosis IV and his family. This material also references and relates to Newberry, Percy E. 1903. Extracts from my notebooks (VII). Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology 25, 357-362 (OEB 187707).

    • Copy of inscription on statuette of Hekerneheh found by Newberry in 1898 in tomb TT63.
    • Notes, tracings, drawings and translations of wooden mummy labels with hieratic inscriptions (National Museum Scotland, 1956.154-67) found by Alexander Rhind in the tomb of Amenophis III (TopBib i.671)
    • Drawing of a wooden label of Amenemapet, daughter of Tuthmosis IV, purchased by Newberry at Thebes in 1901
    • Photographs of ostracon with hieratic inscription (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 90.6.3)
  4. Notes, drafts and copies of inscriptions relating to Amenhotep III, including on his wife Queen Tyi [Tiy; Tiye], father Tuthmosis IV, and daughters.

  5. Notes on Amenhotep IV [or Akhenaton], Nefertiti, Semenkhkare, Yuya, tombs at El Amarna and history of the 18th Dynasty.

    • Notes relating to Newberry, Percy E. 1928. Akhenaten's eldest son-in-law 'Ankhkheprurē'. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 14 (1/2), 3-9 (OEB 146342), and Tomb 139 (TopBib i.252), including tracing of slab (shown in figure 4, p.8).
    • Family tree of Amenhotep III
    • Notes on the chronology of tombs at El Amarna
    • Notes on Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1894. Tell el Amarna. London: Methuen & Co. (OEB 147222)
  6. Notes on Tutankhamun, including on the tomb and copies of inscriptions.

    • Letter from Howard Carter to Newberry on the identity of Tutankhamun and the meaning of an inscription on a whip from his tomb, 3rd December 1931
    • Copy of inscription from the vestibule of TT64 used in Newberry, Percy E. 1928. 'The sons of Tuthmosis IV.' In: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 14 (1/2), 82-85 (OEB 146401) (see item 2 in this folder).
    • Notes on botanical specimens found in the tomb and letter from Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on the analysis of a piece of wood from the shrine of Tutankhamun, 3rd July 1925
  7. Notes, sketches and copies of inscriptions from the Rock Chapel of Min at el-Salamuni, Akhmin (TopBib v.17). Also includes notes, not by Newberry, titled ‘Suggestions as to P.E.N.’s copy of Ay inscription, Akhmin’.

  8. Notes, sketches, sketch plans of the tomb, copies of inscriptions from KV23 of Ay (TopBib i.550).

  9. Handwritten and typed drafts, notes and copies of inscriptions relating to Tiy, Ay, Tutankhamun, Amenhotep III, and their relationship to one another. Includes typed drafts titled ‘The problem of Ay and his Queen Tyi’.

  10. Letter from Norman de Garis Davies to Newberry on tomb TT192 belonging to Kheruef, the Steward of Queen Tiy.

  11. Letter from Henry Hall to Newberry on a stela depicting Seker and Tutu (British Museum, EA 211), 31st January 1923, with a rubbing of an inscription on a granite fragment (identified during previous archival processing as a fragment of the sarcophagus in the tomb of Ay (Cairo Museum, Temp. No. (TopBib i.551). The letter has been labelled as ‘King Ay’ by Newberry.

  12. Notes relating to Ay, including reference cards with copies of inscriptions and notes on the tomb.

  13. Notes and reference cards relating to Tyi, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten, Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti.

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