TT66

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Theban Tomb TT66
Burial site of Hepu
Location Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Theban Necropolis
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The Theban Tomb TT66 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 Vizier Hepu who served during the reign of Tuthmosis IV[1]

The hallway is decorated with scenes showing several workshops. Workers include sculptors, leather- and metal-workers and vase makers.[1] Scenes depicting the construction of chariots are also included.[2]

The text in the tomb includes the installation of the vizier.[1] Hepu's text is a (partial) replica of the text in the tomb of Rekhmire (TT100), and a similar text appears in the tomb of User. [3]

The inner room includes scenes of a funeral processions, an offering list ritual and a scene showing a son offering to his parents Hepu and his wife Rennai.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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
  2. ^ Colleen Manassa, Two Unpublished Memphite Relief Fragments in the Yale Art Gallery, Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, Bd. 30 (2002), pp. 255-267 (notes 21, 41, 42) JSTOR
  3. ^ R. O. Faulkner, The Installation of the Vizier, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 41 (Dec., 1955), pp. 18-29, JSTOR