Making a living in the City of the Dead : history, life and work at al-Hurubāt in the Necropolis of Thebes, al-Qurna, Luxor
This study finds its origins in a crime. At least, that is if today's strict Egyptian antiquities legislation, prohibiting the illicit excavation and trade in ancient Egyptian artefacts, were applied to the rich tomb discovered around 1871 by the brothers Muhammad and Ahmad cAbd ar-Rasul in the cliffs above al-Hurubat, al-Qurna. When the discovery was made public in 1881, it became obvious that the cAbd ar Rasul family had used their find as a 'bank' account, selling off antiquities as and...[Show more]
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