Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Ankhtifi from Osirisnet

We invite you to discover the tomb of the nomarch Ankhtifi which is on the site of Mo'alla, which is about forty kilometres to the south of Luxor. The monument dates from the First Intermediate Period, a troubled period and badly known in Egyptian history. From the tomb, there remains a vast rectangular chamber containing thirty pillars, of which eight carry a famous autobiography. The parietal decoration is very damaged, of provincial style and inspired by the tombs of the Old Kingdom of Guiza and Saqqara, however it includes some original scenes, such as the navigation in Hemen.

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