University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Geoffrey Pearce

The Conservation of Wall Paintings in Tomb 35 at Dra Abu el-Naga

By: Geoffrey Pearce

A preliminary examination of the walls and ceiling of Tomb 35 revealed that although its remaining plastered sections have suffered extensive damage from soot and smoke, and actual physical destruction by extremes of tem­perature—incurred primarily during the Coptic and subsequent occupations—and the accumu­lative attentions of the mud-dauber wasp, there exists a larger scheme of painted texts […]