View of the upper cemetery at Beni Hassan, looking south

Egypt, Beni Hassan.

Publication

N. Kanawati & A. Woods Beni Hassan: Art and Daily Life in an Egyptian Province (Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cairo, 2010, ISBN: 978-977-479-792-8). pl. 4 (photograph).

Description

This view of the Upper Cemetery at Beni Hassan is taken from outside the 11th Dynasty tomb of Baket III (Tomb 15) and shows the entrances or facades cut into the side of the mountain. The rock-cut tombs at Beni Hassan remain

among the most complete and important tombs of the Middle Kingdom and some contain extensive biographical texts as well as a wealth of information in the wall scenes and inscriptions.

Details

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Reign of Amenemhat II (c. 1918-1884 B.C.E.). Egypt, Beni Hassan, Upper Cemetery. . Photograph.

Referencing

Publication

N. Kanawati & A. Woods Beni Hassan: Art and Daily Life in an Egyptian Province (Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cairo, 2010, ISBN: 978-977-479-792-8). pl. 4 (photograph).

Project Funding

Project funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project Scheme: "Measuring meaning in Egyptian art: A new approach to an intractable problem" (DP160102223), held by N. Kanawati (Macquarie University), L. Evans (Macquarie University), A. Woods (Macquarie University) and J. Kamrin (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York); the Department of Ancient History and Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University.

Rights

Photograph by Effy Alexakis, Photowrite. Recorded and published with permission from the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Copyright original photograph owners, used with the Macquarie University license. All rights reserved, no redistribution of images or content from this site without prior permission (or otherwise compatible with Australian Copyright Fair Dealing).

Data Credits

Compiled by Alexandra Woods and the Beni Hassan Research Group with resources from the Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre, and the Australian Centre for Egyptology.

Cite This

Alexandra Woods "View of the upper cemetery at Beni Hassan, looking south ." In The Beni Hassan Visual Dictionary: Khnumhotep II, edited by Alexandra Woods, Brian Ballsun-Stanton, and Nicolle Leary. Sydney: Macquarie University, 2018. https://benihassan.com/dictionary/View+of+the+upper+cemetery+at+Beni+Hassan+looking+south/