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Tombs of the Nobles


The Tombs of the Nobles

The Tombs of the Nobles actually comprises a number of distinct areas on the West Bank at modern Luxor (Ancient Thebes). These areas mostly lie in five different regions. Farthermost north is an area known as el-Tarif, where large, row tombs were dug during the late Second Intermediate Period and early Middle Kingdom. Just south of el-Tarif is Dra Abu el-Naga, which is a hillside with about 80 numbered tombs most belonging to priests and officials of the 17th through 20th dynasty, including some rulers of the 17th dynasty. Just southwest of Dra Abu el-Naga is an area called El-Assasif, where there are 40 tombs, mostly from the New Kingdom and later. Just south of El-Assasif is El-Khokha, a hill with five Old Kingdom tombs and 53 numbered tombs from the 18th and 19th dynasty.




Directly west of El-Khokha is Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. This hill was named for a mythical Muslim sheikh, and has 146 numbered tombs, most of which are from the 18th Dynasty. Here one finds some of the most beautiful private tombs on the West Bank.



Just north of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna is Deir el-Bahari, well known for the northernmost temples in the Valley, including that of Hatshepsut and Mentuhotep.

Finally, south of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna and near the Temple of Merenptah is Qurnet Murai, a hill with 17 numbered tombs mostly dating to the Ramesside period. Where there are probably thousands of tombs in these areas, Egyptologists have only explored and numbered a total of about 800 of them.

Rekhmire


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

Sennefer

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

Menna

Hunting and fishing scenes adorn the chambers of this 28th dynasty estate inspector's tomb.

Nakht

This tomb contains well preserved reliefs of everyday country life.

Ramose

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

Userhat

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

Khaemhat

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.

Yuya

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 III. The contents of the tomb can be seen at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Deir el-Medina

Dra Abu el_Neggar

Sheikh Abd el-Qurna

Asasif

Gurret Murrai

Tombs as numbered with reference TT (Thebean Tombs)

001 Sennedjem

026 Khnememhab

051 Userhat

002 Khabekhnet

027 Sheshonq

052 Nakht

003 Pashedu

028 Hori

053 Amenemhat

004 Ken

029 Amenemopet

054 Huy and Kenure

005 Nefer-Abu

030 Khensmosi

055 Ramose

006 Neferhotep

031 Khonsu

056 Userhat

007 Ramosi

032 Djehutymose

057 Khaemhat

008 Kha

033 Padiamenopet / Petamenopet

058 (original owner unknown) tomb usurped by Amenhotep and Amenemhat

009 Amenmosi

034 Mentuemhat

059 Ken

010 Penbuy

035 Harwa

060 Inyotef-Iqer / Senet

011 Dhout

036 Ibi

061 User

012 Hery

037 Hawara

062 Amenemwaskhet

013 Shuroy

038 Djeserkaresoneb

063 Sebekhotep

014 Huy

039 Puymre

064 Heqaerneheh

015 Tetiky

040 Huy

065 Imiseba / Nebamun

016 Panehesi / Panehsy

041 Amenemope

066 Hepu

017 Nebamun

042 Amenmosi

067 Hepusoneb

018 Baki

043 Neferrenpet

068 (Per?)enkhmun

019 Amenmosi

044 Amenemhab

069 Menna

020 Mentuhirkhopshef

045 Djehuti

070 Suaniamen (usurped by Amenmosi)

021 User

046 Ramose

071 Senmut

022 Wah

047 Userhat

072 Re

023 Tjai / Thay

048 Amenemhet Surero

073 Amenhotep

024 Nebamun

049 Neferhotep

074 Thanuny (Zanuni)

025 Amenemheb

050 Neferhotep

075 Amenhotepsase

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076 Tjenuna

101 Thanuro

126 Harmosi

077 Ptahemhet (usurped by Roy)

102 Imhotep

127 Senemioh (tomb later usurped)

078 Horemheb

103 Dagi

128 Pathnefy

079 Menkheperrasenb

104 Djehuty-nefer

129 Unknown

080 Dhutnufer

105 Khaemopet

130 May

081 Ineni

106 Paser

131 Amenuser / User

082 Amenemhat

107 Nefersekheru

132 Ramosi

083 Aahmes

108 Nebseny

133 Neferronpet

084 Amunezeh

109 Min

134 Thauenany

085 Amenemheb

110 Thuthmose / Djehuty

135 Bekenamun

086 Menkheperrasenb

111 Amenwashu

136 Unknown (Royal Scribe)

087 Minnakht

112 Menkheperreaseneb (usurped by Ashefytemweset)

137 Mosi

088 Pehsukherb Tjenenu

113 Keyneby

138 Nezemger

089 Amenmosi

114 Unknown (Head of Goldworkers of the Estate of Amun)

139 Pere

090 Nebamun

115 Unknown

140 Neferronpet / Kefia

091 Meri

116 Unknown (Hereditary Prince)

141 Bekenkhans

092 Suemniwet

117 Unknown (used by Zemutefankh)

142 Simut

093 Kenamun / Qenaum

118 Amenmosi

143 Unknown

094 Ramosi

119 Unknown

144 Nu

095 Meri

120 Anen / Onen

145 Nebamun

096 Sennefer

121 Ahmose

146 Nebamun

097 Amenemhat

122 [Amen]hotep

147 Unknown (Head of the Master of the Master of Ceremonies)

098 Qenamun

123 Amenemhet

148 Amenemopet

099 Senneferi

124 Rey

149 Amunmose

100 Rekhmire

125 Duwaerneheh

150 Userhat

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151 Hety

176 [Amen]userhetq

201 Re

152 Unknown

177 Amenemopet

202 Nekhtamun

153 Unknown

178 Neferrenpet

203 Unnufer

154 Thati

179 Nebamun

204 Nebanensu

155 Intef

180 Unknown

205 Dhutmosi

156 Pennesuttawy

181 Ipuki and Nebamun

206 Inpuemhab

157 Nebwenenef

182 Amenemhet

207 Horemheb

158 Thonufer

183 Nebsumenu

208 Roma

159 Ra'ya

184 Nefermenu

209 Seremhatrekhyt

160 Besenmut

185 Senioker

210 Ra'Weben

161 Nakht

186 Ihy

211 Paneb

162 Kenamun

187 Pakhihet

212 Ramosi

163 Amenemhet

188 Parenneffer

213 Penamun

164 Antef

189 Nekht-Dhout

214 Khawi

165 Nehemaway

190 Esbanebded

215 Amenemopet

166 Ramosi

191 Wehebre-Nebpehti

216 Neferhotep

167 Unknown

192 Kheruef

217 Ipuy

168 Any

193 Ptahemhab

218 Amennakht & Iymway

169 Senna

194 Dhutemhab

219 Nebenmaat

170 Nebmehy

195 Bekenamun

220 Kha'emteri

171 Unknown

196 Pedehorresenet

221 Horimin

172 Mentiywy

197 Pedeneith

222 Hekma'etre-Nakht

173 Khay

198 Riya

223 Karakhamun

174 Ashakhet

199 [Amen]arnofru

224 Ahmosi

175 Unknown

200 Dedi

225 Unknown (1st Prophet of Hathor)

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226 Unknown (Royal Scribe)

251 Amenmosi

276 Amenemopet

227 Unknown

252 Senimen

277 Amenemone

228 Amenmosi

253 Khnummose

278 Amenemhab

229 Unknown

254 Amenmose

279 Posaba

230 Men (?)

255 Roy

280 Meketre

231 Nebamun

256 Nebenkemet

281 Mentuhotep-Sankhkare

232 Tharwas

257 Neferhotep

282 Nakht

233 Saroy & Amenhotep / Huy

258 Menkheper

283 Roma (Roy)

234 Roy

259 Hori

284 Pahemneter

235 Userhat

260 User

285 Iny

236 Harnakht

261 Khaenwaset

286 Niay

237 Unnufer

262 Unknown (Overseer of the Fields)

287 Pendua

238 Neferweben

263 Piay

288 Bekenkhons

239 Penhet

264 Ipiy

289 Setau

240 Meru

265 Amenemopet

290 Irinefer

241 Ahmose

266 Amennakht

291 Nu

242 Wehebre

267 Hay

292 Peshedu

243 Pemu

268 Nebnakht (family tomb)

293 Ramessenakht

244 Pakharu

269 Unknown

294 Amenhotep (usurped by Roma)

245 Hory

270 Amenemwia

295 Dhutmosi

246 Senenre

271 Nay

296 Nefersekheru / Pabasa

247 Simut

272 Khaemopet

297 Amenemopet

248 Dhutmosi

273 Sayemiotf

298 Baki

249 Neferonpet

274 Amenwahsu

299 Inherkha

250 Ramosi

275 Sebkmosi

300 Anhotp

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301 Hori

340 Amenemhet

379 Unknown

302 Paraemhab

341 Nakhtamun

380 Ankhef(en)-Re-Harakht

303 Paser

342 Dhutmosi

381 Amenemonet (?)

304 Piay

343 Benja

382 Usermontu

305 Paser

344 Piay

383 Merymose

306 Irzanen

345 Amenhotep

384 Nebmehyt

307 Thonufer

346 Amenhotep

385 Hunufer

308 Kemsit

347 Hori

386 Inyotef

309 Unknown

348 Unknown (Chief Steward), later usurped by Na'amutnakht

387 Meryptah

310 Unknown (Chancellor of the King of Lower Egypt)

349 Thay

388 Unknown

311 Khety

350 Y

389 Basa

312 Espekashuti

351 Aba (Ibi)

390 Irterau

313 Henenu

352 Unknown (Overseer of the Granary of Amun)

391 Karabasaken

314 Harhotp

353 Senenmut

392 Unknown

315 Ipi

354 Amenemhet

393 Unknown

316 Neferhotep

355 Nekhtamun

394 No texts

317 Dhutnufer

356 Amenemwia

395 Unknown

318 Amenmosi

357 Dhutihirmaktuf

396 Unknown

319 Nofru (in temple of Hatshepsut)

358 Meryetamun

397 Nakht

320 Pinudjem II

359 Inherkhau

398 Kamosi

321 Khaemopet

360 Kaha

399 Unknown

322 Penshenabu

361 Huy

400 No texts

323 Peshedu

362 Pa'anemwesetq

401 Nebseny

324 Hatiay

363 Paraemhas

402 Unknown

325 Smen(?)

364 Amenemhab

403 Merymaat

326 Peshedu

365 Nefermenu

404 Akhamenerau

327 Turobay

366 Djari

405 Khenti

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