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Theban tomb TT5
Burial site of Neferabet
Location Deir el-Medina, Theban Necropolis
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The Theban Tomb TT5 is located in Deir el-Medina, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor.[1] It is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian artisan (his exact title was Servant in the Place of Truth) named Neferabet, who lived during the Ramesside period.[2]

Neferabet (also called Neferabu) was the son of Neferronpet and Mahi. His wife was named Taesi (Ta-Iset).


The tomb has two burial chambers. In chamber A a son named Nedjemger is shown offering a vase to Neferabet and Taesi. A large group of relatives is shown adoring the Hathor cow from the mountain. The relatives include: Neferabet himself, his "father" the scorpion curer Amenmose (father-in-law?), and his brother Amenemope. Also included are Neferabet's sons Neferronpet, Ramose, Nedjemger, Meriunu and Neferabets brothers Anhotep, Ipu, Huy, Merymaat and a man named Iryfdjodj. The women in the scene include Neferabet's wife Ta-ese, her mother Tenthaynu, his sister Istnofret and several daughters named Henuttu, Mahy, Tenthaynu, Hetepy, Mutemopet and Istnofret.[3]

In another scene several family members are shown adoring Re-Harakhti. The relatives in this scene include Neferabet's father Neferronpet, Neferabet himself, Neferabet's brother Anhotep and several of Neferabet's uncles: Rahotep, Maaninakhtef, Ipu and Pashed.[3]

In chamber B five panels show the family adoring Anubis. Neferabet is accompanied by his wife, his sons Nedjemger, Neferronpet, Ramose, and Meriunu as well as his daughters Henutta, Tentha, Istnofret, Henut-iunet, Hetepy, Mutemopet, Mahy and Roruti. Anhotep is accompanied by their sisters Tentamenet and Ta(y)senofret.[3]


A stela mentioning Neferabet's father Neferrenpet is now in the British Museum (BM 150)


  1. ^ "Neferabet (Nekropolenarbeiter, 20. Dyn, TT5)" (in German). Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  2. ^ Baikie, James (1932). Egyptian Antiquities in the Nile Valley. Methuen. p. 620. 
  3. ^ a b c K.A. Kitchen, Ramesside inscriptions: Translated and annotated. Notes and comments, Vol 3