TT1

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Theban tomb TT1
Burial site of Sennedjem
Maler der Grabkammer des Sennudem 001.jpg
Agricultural scenes from TT1
Location Deir el-Medina, Theban Necropolis
Discovered 1886
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Sennedjem
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Mask of Khonsu, son of Sennedjem

The Theban Tomb TT1 is located in Deir el-Medina, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. It is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian official, Sennedjem and his family.[1]


The tomb was found in 1886 and was undisturbed. It contained over 20 burials, most of them certainly belonging to family members of Sennedjem. Sennedjem was placed in an outer box coffin with one inner human shaped one and a mummyboard. His wife Iyneferti had one human shaped coffin with a mummy board, while his son Khonsu was again placed in an outer box and one inner human shaped coffin, again with a mummy board. The wife of Khonsu was Tameket, placed into one coffin with a mummy board. For other people buried here the relation to Sennedjem is not clear. Burial goods included many shabtis, canopic boxes and pieces of furniture. The objects were sold to several collections around the world; the most important items went to Cairo, New York and Berlin.[2]

The north chapel was dedicated to Sennedjem's son Khons. In the chapel another son of Sennedjem is depicted. Khabekhnet (whose tomb is located nearby in TT2) was named after his paternal grandfather. [2]


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  1. ^ "The burial chamber of Sennedjem". Retrieved 2005-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b 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 ASIN: B002WL4ON4

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Coordinates: 25°44′00″N 32°36′00″E / 25.7333°N 32.6000°E / 25.7333; 32.6000