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The Tombs of the Nobles

The vizier under Tuthmosis III and Amenhotep II II was responsible for taxation, justice and foreign policy. The reliefs depicts tribute being brought to Egypt, a procession of African beast and goods and Rekhmire's coronation a vizier.

Sennufer was mayor of Thebes and overseer of the gardens of Amun during the reign of Amenhotep II II. The antechamber is decorated with reliefs of grape arbors.

Hunting and fishing scenes adorn the chambers of this XVIII estate inspector.

This tomb contains well preserved reliefs of everyday country life.

Ramose was governor of Thebes during Amenhotep II IV's reign. Work was begun on this impressive tomb in the classical Egyptian style, but on into the tomb, changed to the Amarnan. This was because Amenhotep II IV had become Akhenaton. When Akhenaton went to Amarna, Ramose followed, thus leaving the tomb unfinished.

The royal scribe and tutor decorated his tomb with hunting scenes and barbers cutting hair.

The royal scribe and granary inspector's tomb bears reliefs of harvests, unloading of boats, a market scene, and cattle herds. Of interest is a relief of a complete set of instruments employed in the Opening of the Mouth ritual.

There are some scholars that have long believed that Yuya was Joseph of the Bible. Like Joseph, Yuya was a non-royal descendant that became the highest ranked official during the reign of Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep II III. The contents of the tomb can be seen at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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