TT18

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Theban Tomb TT18
Burial site of Baki
Location Dra' Abu el-Naga', Theban Necropolis
Excavated by Ghautier (ca 1908)
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Baki
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The Theban Tomb TT18 is located in Dra' Abu el-Naga', part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. It is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian Baki (or perhaps Bak),[2] who was Chief Weigher of the Gold of Amun during the early Eighteenth Dynasty.

Baki's father was a scribe of counting of cattle of Queen Ahmose Nefertari. The hall of the tomb is decorated with scenes showing a banquet and offering brought before Baki and his family. Other scenes show Baki and his family fishing and fowling. [1]

The tomb contains some graffiti that links Psusennes II's royal name with his successor, Shoshenq I.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pg 32
  2. ^ Gardiner, Alan H. and A. E. P. Weigall (1913). A Topographical Catalogue of the Private Tombs of Thebes. London.