The University of Memphis Mission to TT16 has been working since 2008, doing epigraphic work, archaeological clearance,  and bioarchaeology at the tomb. The tomb dates to the reign of Ramesses II but was also reused during the following 1000 years or so. The contents of the tomb are thoroughly looted, including some of the lovely painted plaster wall scenes. Nevertheless, we are still able to shed light on life in Thebes in the New Kingdom and after by examining their art, broken funerary goods, and bones.  I will discuss some of the more notable finds as well as issues of health and funerary ideology that can be seen in the human remains.

This lecture is free to attend and no booking is necessary.