Dra Abu El-Naga, Egypt

Painting from an object from Egypt.

Located on the west bank of the Nile near Thebes, the Egyptian site of Dra Abu el-Naga is an important non-royal cemetery or necropolis. From 1921 to 1923, Clarence Fisher excavated at the site, focusing on the tombs of New Kingdom officials and the mortuary complex of the 18th Dynasty King Amenhotep I and his wife Nefertari (1525-1504 BCE). His excavations provided significant artifacts for the Penn Museum, including statuary, pottery funerary furnishings, and painted reliefs.