Amarna Tomb 3

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in hieroglyphs

The tomb of the Ancient Egyptian noble Ahmes (Ahmose), known as Amarna Tomb 3, is located in the northern side of the wadi that splits the cluster of tombs known collectively as the Northern tombs, near to the city of Amarna, in Egypt.[1]

Ahmes was a sealbearer of the King of Lower Egypt, the sole companion, the attendant of the Lord of the Two Lands, the favorite of the good god, true king's scribe, steward in the house of Akhenaten, overseer of the front hall of the Lord of the Two Lands (=court of justice?), and a fanbearer at the right hand of the king.[2]

On the west wall of the tomb Akhenaten and Nefertiti are depicted riding a chariot. The royal couple is on their way to visit the temple. They are shown together in the chariot accompanied by one of their daughters. Akhenaten wear a khepresh crown, while Nefertiti is shown wearing her flat topped blue crown. In another scene on the west wall the royal family is shown eating. Akhenaten is shown seated eating what appears to be a roasted duck. Behind him we see Nefertiti seated with one of the princesses on her lap. She is holding meat. Next to Nefertiti we see two more princesses seated on chairs.[1]


  1. ^ a b c N. de G. Davies, The rock tombs of El-Amarna, Parts III and IV, 1905 (Reprinted 2004), The Egypt Exploration Society, ISBN 0-85698-160-5
  2. ^ Murnane, W.J., Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt, Atlanta, 1995