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H 245 x W 174 mm

364 pages

59 figures (colour throughout)

Published May 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789697018

Digital: 9781789697025

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Ancient Egypt; 18th Dynasty; Tombs; Ritual; Religion; Decoration

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Archaeopress Egyptology 35

Tomb of Kha-em-hat of the Eighteenth Dynasty in Western Thebes (TT 57)

By Amani Hussein Ali Attia

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This volume presents a study of the tomb of Kha-em-hat TT 57 at Qurna, West Luxor, which dates back to the 18th Dynasty⁠ – the reign of King Amenhotep III. It is considered one of the most important Egyptian tomb discoveries, containing rare scenes and revealing development of the religious rituals of the time.



Introduction ;
Discovery ;
Geographical position ;
Features and the plan of the tomb ;
Art characteristics ;

Chapter I ;
A. Titles ;
Division of the titles in the tomb ;
B. Facade: Court ;
II. Outer court - front door ;
III. Facade - stela of purification ;
IV. Facade - opening of the mouth stela ;
V. Facade - north wall ;
VI. Entrance - door frame ;

Chapter II: Transverse Hall ;
Transverse Hall ;
VII. East Wall ;
VII. East wall - south side ;
VIII. Remains of storehouse scene ;
VIII. A Kha-em-hat offerings to Goddess Renenut, Mistress of harvesting ;
IX. Unloading freight ships scene (lower register right-side wall) ;
X. South wall ;
XI. West wall ;
XII. East wall - north side ;
XIII. Kha-em-hat inspecting the surveying of the fields ;
XIV. Hall - north wall ;
XV. Hall - west wall - north side ;

Chapter III: Passage ;
Passage ;
XVII. East wall - south side ;
XVIII-XIX. South wall - funeral procession and ceremonies ;
XIX. Osiris with western goddess ;
Passage - east wall - north side ;
XX. Deceased purified and acclaimed by priests ;
XXI-XXII Passage - north wall ;
XXII. Kha-em-hat in a worshipping attitude ;
XXI. Kha-em-hat on the mountain ;
XXIII. Door entrance ;

Chapter IV: Inner Room ;
Inner Room ;
XXIV. South niche statues (Kha-em-hat and his Mother) ;
XXV. Inner room - east wall ;
XXVI. North niche statues ;
XXVII. West niche statues ;
Conclusion ;
Scene analysis ;


About the Author

Amani Hussein graduated from the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University (1990) and received her PhD in 2019 from Helwan University, Cairo. She is a department member at the Eberhard Karl University of Tübingen.