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Theban tomb TT19
Burial site of Amenmose
Location Dra' Abu el-Naga', Theban Necropolis
Excavated by Foucart
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The Theban Tomb TT19 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 Amenmose,[1] who was the high priest of Amenhotep of the Forecourt (Amenhotep I) during the early Nineteenth Dynasty.

Amenmose's wife Iuy was Chantress of Amun(-Re in Karnak) and Chief of the Harem of Amenhotep I. Amenmose and Iu's sons Beknay and Panefernekhu are depicted in the tomb. Beknay is a wab-priest and Lector of Amenhotep I. Panefernekhu is depcited performing the opening of the mouth ceremony.

The tomb festivals of Amenhotep I are depicted and scenes include statues and barques of Amenhotep I and his mother queen Ahmose Nefertari. The tomb also contains a scene showing Amenhotep and a priest before two rows of kings and queens. A king's list in the tomb omits the Amarna kings and gives the rulers in the following order:[2]

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  1. ^ a b Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pg 32-33
  2. ^ Kitchen, K.A., Rammeside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations, Volume III, Blackwell Publishers, 1996

External links[edit]

Scans of Norman and Nina De Garis Davies' tracings from Theban Tomb 19 (external).