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Theban Tomb TT10
Burial site of Penbuy & Kasa
Location Deir el-Medina, Theban Necropolis
Discovered 19th Dynasty
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Penbuy and Kasa
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The Theban Tomb TT10 is located in Deir el-Medina, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. It is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian artisan (his exact title was Servant in the Place of Truth) named Penbuy, who lived during the 19th Dynasty.[2] Penbuy shared his tomb with Kasa, also a Servant in the Place of Truth.[1] On a stela from Turin (N. 50037) Kasa is said to be the son of Penbuy.[3]


The left side of the chapel shows several scenes of people offering to seated couples. Many of the names are illegible however. The right side of the chapel shows a scene depicting Kasa and his wife Bukha'nef with a daughter. In another register the tomb, four mummies and a funeral procession are depicted. The mummies seem to be Kasa, his son Nebamentet, his wife Bukha'nef and a lady of the house named Hathor. A son named Neferemsenut and a daughter named Sheritre are depicted standing before the mummies. In another scene a son of Kassa named Ptahmose is mentioned. Ptahmose's wife is named Sheritre.[3]

On the ceiling of the chapel inscriptions again identify Kasa and his wife Bukha'nef, while another mentions Penbuy and his wife Amentet-wosret.[3]

In the innerchapel Penbuy and his brother Penshen'abu are shown before Amenhotep I. Ahmose Nefertari and the pharaohs Sethi I, Ramesses I and Horemheb. In a nearby scene Ramesses II and the vizier Paser are shown offering to Ptah and Hathor.[3]


  1. ^ a b Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pg 19-21
  2. ^ Rice, Michael (1999). Who's Who in Ancient Egypt. Routledge. pp. pp.149. 
  3. ^ a b c d K.A. Kitchen, Ramesside inscriptions, Vol 3: Translated and annotated. Notes and comments, 2000

External links[edit]

Scans of Norman and Nina De Garis Davies' tracings of Theban Tomb 10 (external).