Tomb of royal scribe discovered

31-01-2017 10:00 PM

Sanaa’ Farouk







The Japanese-Egyptian expedition has discovered a tomb in Luxor that goes back to the Ramesside era of the 13th century BC. The tomb belongs to the royal scribe Khonsu.

The T-shaped tomb is located in al-Khokha region on the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, to the east of the front court of TT47 (Tomb of Userhat). The Japanese mission director Jiro Kondo said “During cleaning the eastern part of the front yard of the tomb of Userhat, we found a big carved hole in the northern wall. Crawling through the hole, it led to the southern wall of the hall of the newly discovered tomb of Khonso”.


The tomb consists of an entrance that leads to a hall then a burial chamber. It includes scenes of Atum-ra, the Egyptian god of the sun, Isis and Osiris, and the tomb owner and his followers.

It is expected that more scenes would be revealed in the inner room which is currently covered by large stone blocks. 




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