Details from drawings in the Robert Hay Manuscript collection in the British Library. Drawn by Robert Hay 1826-32


This drawing shows an extended family living in a multi-tombed area in the Asasif (the area between Hatshepsut's Temple and the fields). The pyramidal peak of the Qurn can just be seen in the background. The family is busy outdoors early in the morning before it gets too hot. A wide variety of 'mud things' can be seen outside the interior tomb-dwellings.
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This drawing of Seti 1 temple shows the annual inundation covering the eastern area of the temple complex. The low walls on the left are the walls to the palm groves mentioned by E W Lane in his Description of Egypt. It was in this area that the medieval and 18th century village of Qurna stood.
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