© K. Gabler

The pilot project ResearchSpace Deir el-Medina: Documenting the Ancient Egyptian Tomb of the Sculptor Ipuy (TT 217) funded by the Research Fund Junior Researchers, University of Basel between March 2022 and June 2023 aims to develop the digital architecture for a new open-access online platform, ResearchSpace Deir el-Medina, that will ultimately allow for the seamless collection, documentation, research, and publication of data from Deir el-Medina using just one tool.

TT 217 and its data serve as a test case for the development and first import of this platform. The tomb offers a variety of data, ranging from (digital) archival material to freshly excavated objects (including drawings, photos, and GIS data of these materials), objects stored in museums (and available in their databases), as well as newly-produced files, e.g. 3D models or the combined search within the RS system linked to other databases, demonstrated in this clip: ipuy - YouTube.

The system and initial data is prepared for test and import by the head of the project, K. Gabler, and two student assistants, A. Zalunardo and D. Kwiatkowski, in cooperation with the Ifao Cairo and Mission Deir el-Médina (C. Larcher), ResearchSpace and Kartography Community Interest Company (D. Oldman, D. Tanase, A. Kozlov, C. Giancristofaro) and N. Spencer as well as M. Lehmann (ResearchSpace Amara-West). A preview was launched during the XIIIth ICE in Leiden (August 2023), ThinkingFrames [Deir el-Medina ResearchSpace] (kartography.net).

Thot - Thesauri & Ontology

K. Gabler presenting the project in the German House in Qurna. © I. Ihab
The Team. © F. Quondam
K. Gabler and M. Lehmann presenting the project
at the 53. SÄK in Würzburg. © N. Durot
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