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Tomb of Akhenaton's Seal Bearer

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Tomb of Akhenaton's Seal Bearer Reply with quote

"The tomb of Betah Im Weya, King Akhenaton's seal Bearer was found yesterday by a Netherlands mission during their excavation work in Saqqara necropolis.

Dr. Zahi Hawass secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) asserted that the newly discovered tomb is a very distinguished discovery in Saqqara because it dates back to king Akhenaton's era (13 72-13 5 5 BC) and the tomb bears unique wall paintings featuring memos while eating fruits.


Sabri Abdel Aziz head of the Ancient Egyptian department in the SCA said that the tomb was built with mud break and composed of an open court surrounded with a pillared corridor ended with three chapels. Most of the tomb's walls are decorated with scenes featuring the tomb's owner while presenting offerings to different deities.

Ossama El-Shimi director of Saqqara inspectorate said that the tomb are also painted with daily life scenes reflecting the Amarna art style."

This might have been posted before?

http://www.guardians.net/hawass/discoveries/tomb_of_akhenatons_seal_bearer.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that was posted a while ago:
http://forum.egyptiandreams.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2551

The name is usually given as Ptahemwi or Ptah-em-wia.

There are some interesting images that have appeared in the press.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about double posting

I didnt see the other topic Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's okay, concorp. We've all done it before. It's an interesting tomb with gorgeous reliefs and a tangible demonstration that Akhenaten's reach extended far beyond Akhetaten. I don't know much about the Amarna-related discoveries of the Memphite region but Akhenaten's religious views and his officials seem to have been prominent there in late Dynasty 18. Wink
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