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Theban tomb TT16
Burial site of Panehsy
Location Dra' Abu el-Naga', Theban Necropolis
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The Theban Tomb TT16 is located in Dra' Abu el-Naga', part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. It is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian Panehsy, who was Prophet of Amenhotep (I) of the Forecourt, during the reign of Ramesses II.[1]

Panehesy's wife is named Ternute (or Tarennu). A brother of Panehesy by the name of Pahesy appears in a scene with the procession of a vase of Amun.[2][3]

The tomb is rather roughly hewn from the rock, and the decoration is poor. A scene of the barque of Amenhotep I has been almost totally destroyed, but other scenes showing Panehsy and his wife standing before Osiris are preserved.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Baikie, James (1932). Egyptian Antiquities in the Nile Valley. Methuen. pp. 558–9. 
  2. ^ Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pg 18-19
  3. ^ K.A. Kitchen, Ramesside inscriptions, Vol 3: Translated and annotated. Notes and comments, 2000

External links[edit]

Scans of Norman and Nina De Garis Davies' tracings of Theban Tomb 16 (external).