On 19 February, the Leiden-Turin Archaeological Expedition to Saqqara started their 2023 excavation campaign.

The international team will continue to excavate the tomb of Panehsy, found north of the tomb of Maya.

Also this year, Friends of Saqqara is supporting the work thanks to the donations of our Friends! You can support the project by becoming a Friend (see the information at the bottom of the page).

A weekly Saqqara Diary will be posted on the website of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden to keep us updated on the progress of the excavations.

In the first post of this year, Lyla Pinch Brock explains her work which consists of tracing the reliefs.

You can read the Saqqara Diary here:

https://www.rmo.nl/nieuws-pers/nieuwsberichten/opgraving-sakkara-2023/ (Dutch)

https://www.rmo.nl/en/news-press/news/excavations-in-saqqara-2023/ (English)

We wish the team a very fruitful season and we look forward to reading about their new finds!

The tomb of Panehsy