Since 2010, the Australian Centre for Egyptology, part of Macquarie University’s Ancient Cultures Research Centre, has been re-recording and examining the site of Beni Hassan. Located in the Sixteenth Upper Egyptian ‘Oryx’ nome, the site consists of an important provincial cemetery of the late Old and Middle Kingdoms in which rock-cut tombs of the elite have been found. Despite their significance, a number of tombs remain incompletely published since their initial exploration in the late 19th century. The project, led by Naguib Kanawati, seeks to comprehensively record the tombs at the site.
The paper presents a preliminary report on fieldwork conducted in 2016 at the site, specifically on its tomb of Khnumhotep I (Nr 14). The tomb belongs to the 'great overlord of the Oryx nome', the presumed grandfather of Khnumhotep II.