|The Tombs of
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.