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Theban tomb TT226
Burial site of Heqareshu
Location Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Theban Necropolis
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The Theban Tomb TT226 is located in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. It is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian Heqareshu (Hekreshu) who was an Overseer of the King's Tutors during the reign of Tuthmosis IV in the Eighteenth Dynasty.[1][2]

In TT226 Heqareshu is depicted with four royal sons, including princes whose names have been reconstructed as Akheperre and Akheperure. Davies had suggested that Heqareshu was a tutor to the sons of Amenhotep III, but Newberry shows that these princes are sons of Tuthmosis IV. Pharaoh Amenhotep III is depicted in TT226 with his mother Queen Mutemwia, showing that Heqareshu died sometime during the (early) reign of Amenhotep III.[1]

In Tomb TT64 (the tomb of Hekerneheh) Heqareshu is shown with a prince named Tuthmosis-Kakau (the future Tuthmosis IV) on his lap. Heqareshu is given the title Tutor of the king's eldest son Tuthmosis-Kha'kha'w.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Newberry, Percy E., The Sons of Tuthmosis IV, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 14, No. 1/2 (May, 1928), pp. 82-85
  2. ^ Porter, Bertha and Moss, Rosalind, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume I: The Theban Necropolis, Part I. Private Tombs, Griffith Institute. 1970, pp 279, ASIN: B002WL4ON4