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Theban Tomb TT383
Burial site of Merymose
Location Qurnet Murai, Theban Necropolis
Discovery Date
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The Theban Tomb TT383 is located in Qurnet Murai, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. It is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian Viceroy of Kush named Merymose, who lived during the 18th and served under Amenhotep III.[1]

Merymose's titles included: King's son (of Kush), Overseer of the Southern Lands, Overseer of the Gold Lands of Amun, King's Scribe, Overseer of the King's Scribes, Overseer of the Treasury, and Steward of the Peasantry (?)[2]


The sarcophagus of Merymose

Merymose was buried in TT383[1] in three anthropoid sarcophagi. The stone for these sarcophagi comes from either Upper Egypt or from Kush. The fragments are spread over several different locations: the British Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Vassar College.[3]

Other finds from the tomb include a stela showing Merymose adoring Osiris and a stela showing Merymose and his scribe of documents named Huy. A stela now in the Cairo Museum (Cairo Mus. 34139) depicting Merymose before Osiris and Hathor is most likely from this tomb as well. [1]


  1. ^ a b c d Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pg 75-78
  2. ^ The Viceroys of Ethiopia (II) by George A. Reisner The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 6, No. 1. (Jan., 1920), pp. 73-88.
  3. ^ O'Connor and Cline, Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign, Univ. of Michigan Press, 2001