CECH - Centre of Classical and Humanistic Studies

The Gate of the Priests.

Bab el-Gasus Project

Project ReferencesPrincipal InvestigatorDates
The Gate of the Priests. Bab el-Gasus project: Funeral pragmatics of the ancient egyptian (religious) elite in the Third Intermediate Period 2014-____


The Gate of the Priests is an international project based on CECH-UC, involving the University of Leiden, the National Museum of Antiquities of Leiden, the Vatican Museums and the University of California - Los Angeles. Its main purpose is to recreate/reconstruct the original integrity of the Egyptian burials dating to the Third Intermediate Period, namely the collective tomb of the priests and priestesses of Amun (Bab el-Gasus), the tomb DB 320, the Royal Tombs of Tanis among other burial assemblages. 


- Inventory of the find of Bab el-Gasus and other funerary assemblages from the Third Intermediate Period.

- Recreation of the original archaeological context of the objects found in the tomb;

- Publication of monograph studies and catalogues;

- Organization of colloquia and symposia;

- Increase cooperation between museums sharing objects from Bab el-Gasus.


Conferences  & Simposia


Conferences  & Simposia

International Colloquium - Bab el-Gasus in Context