|Theban tomb TT319|
|Burial site of Neferu II|
|Location||Deir el-Bahari, Theban Necropolis|
|Excavated by||Discovered by Naville, Excavated by Winlock (1924-25)|
|Decoration||reliefs in chapel, paintings in burial chamber|
The Theban Tomb TT319 is located in Deir el-Bahari, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. The tomb belongs to the king's wife Neferu II, wife of the Ancient Egyptian king Mentuhotep II (around 2000 BC). Neferu was the daughter of Queen Iah and Intef III.
The tomb of Neferu consisted of a chapel paved with slabs of limestone and carved into the rocks of Thebes. This chapel was decorated with scenes in sunken and raised relief. They show the queen with hairdressers, servants and religioues scenes. However, today the scenes are only badly preserved. The stones of the chapel were already in ancient times used as quarry. These fragments are now in many museums around the world.
Behind the chapel there was a corridor leading to the burial chamber which was also decorated. On the walls are painted friezes of burial goods and long religious texts, such as Coffin Texts. In the burial chamber there also stood the sarcophagus of the queen. The chamber was found disturbed, when excavated.
- Rasha Soliman: Old and Middle Kingdom Theban Tombs, p. 67-75 London 2009 ISBN 978-1-906137-09-0
- Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pg 391 - 393
- Dodson, Aidan, Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation. The American University in Cairo Press. 2009, ISBN 978-977-416-304-3