Tomb Of Servant Of King Thutmose III’s House- Discovered In Luxor

The tomb of Amenrenef (‘Amn eir nef’), the servant of King Thutmose III’s house was unearthed during the Spanish-Egyptian excavations at the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III, at Al-Deir Al-Bahari on Luxor’s west bank.

The tomb was uncovered at the southern enclosure wall of the temple, according to experts, who informed that inside the tomb, there was deteriorated wooden coffin; however, a beautiful mummy cartonnage was found I n perfect state of preservation.

According to Mission field director Egyptologist Myriam Seco Álvarez, preliminary study of the discovery has determined the name and title of the occupant of the tomb and has dated tomb to the Third Intermediate Period (1070-712 BC).

The cartonnage includes its almost complete polychrome painted decoration and inscriptions with some of the most characteristic symbols and elements of the ancient Egyptian religion.

Among these inscriptions are solar symbols, the protective goddesses Isis and Nephthys with spread wings, hawks and the four sons of Horus, executed in artisanal quality of the highest order.


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