|Theban Tomb TT19|
|Burial site of Amenmose|
|Location||Dra' Abu el-Naga', Theban Necropolis|
The Theban Tomb TT19 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 Amenmose, who was the high priest of Amenhotep of the Forecourt (Amenhotep I) during the early Nineteenth Dynasty.
Amenmose's wife Iuy was Chantress of Amun(-Re in Karnak) and Chief of the Harem of Amenhotep I. Amenmose and Iu's sons Beknay and Panefernekhu are depicted in the tomb. Beknay is a wab-priest and Lector of Amenhotep I. Panefernekhu is depcited performing the opening of the mouth ceremony.
The tomb festivals of Amenhotep I are depicted and scenes include statues and barques of Amenhotep I and his mother queen Ahmose Nefertari. The tomb also contains a scene showing Amenhotep and a priest before two rows of kings and queens. A king's list in the tomb omits the Amarna kings and gives the rulers in the following order:
- Nebhepetre, Ahmose I
- Amenhotep I
- Akheperkare (Tuthmosis I)
- Akheperenre (Tuthmosis II)
- Menkheperre (Tuthmosis III)
- Akheprure (Amenhotep II)
- Menkheprure (Tuthmosis IV)
- Nebmare (Amenhotep III)
- Djoserkheprure Setepenre (Horemheb)
- Menpehtyre (Ramesses I)
- Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pg 32-33
- Kitchen, K.A., Rammeside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations, Volume III, Blackwell Publishers, 1996
Scans of Norman and Nina De Garis Davies' tracings from Theban Tomb 19 (external).
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