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Quantities of material from TT99

Table 1: Summary of material from shafts inside TT99, 1993–98

Year Location Small finds Linen (kg) Pottery (kg) Wood (kg)
Rear room of tomb        
1993 Shaft E 6,244 15.847 56.480 4.530
  Shaft A 1,158 5.890 48.330 1.365
1993/4 Shaft A room 1 4,032 9.225 37.885 3.345
1994 Shaft B 2,563 11.293 50.980 2.730
  Shaft B room 1 2,170 14.430 23.440 5.095
  Shaft D 1,230 5.310 38.530 1.645
1995 Shaft D room 1 3,891 10.260 30.380 4.725
  Shaft D room 2 929 5.820 17.625 2.830
  Shaft C 4,573 18.165 23.800 7.635
  Shaft C room 1 1,246 1.840 13.600 8.095
Sub-total
  28,036 98.080 341.075 41.995
Front room of tomb        
1998 Shaft F 698 30.350
  Shaft F room 1 3,126 11.200
Sub-total
  3,824   41.550  
Totals   31,860 98.080 382.625 41.995

Table 2: Summary of material from the courtyard of TT99, 1996-8

Year Location Small finds Linen (kg) Pottery (kg) Wood (kg)
Courtyard surface debris        
1996 Courtyard 1,076 488.270
1997 Courtyard 2,080 913.860
Totals
  3,217   1,402.130  

Table 3: Summary of material from shafts in the courtyard of TT99, 1997-8

Year Location Small finds Linen (kg) Pottery (kg) Wood (kg)
1998 Shaft G 158 80.1
  Shaft H 433 175.6
  Shaft H, room 1 54 9.3
  Shaft H, room 2 97 22.3
1997/8 Shaft I 3,282 540.53
1998 Shaft I, corridor 742 95.9
  Shaft I, room 1 9 1.2
  Shaft I, stairway 65 13.1
  Shaft I, room 2 259 67.2
  Shaft I, room 3 734 345.7
Totals
  5,833   1350.93  

You can see that there is a big difference in terms of finds between inside and outside the tomb. This is because most of the material found, apart from pottery, is associated with burials, which were made inside the tomb. Pottery was placed with burials, but of course was also an essential part of the everyday requirements of the people who used the tomb as a dwelling in the post-Pharaonic period, and thus it is hardly surprising that more pottery was found in one excavation season in the courtyard than in all of the shafts inside the tomb.

© Nigel Strudwick 1997-2014