Sponsored by: Archaeological Institute of America
For over 30 years, I have documented the rock-cut tombs of New Kingdom officials in the Noble’s Necropolis of western Thebes in modern day Luxor. Officials’ tombs served as a house for eternity – a ritual complex that ensured his and his family’s transfiguration and continued well-being. I will explore the superbly painted scenes that offer a window into nobles’ careers, families, and Egypt’s cultural history.
Short bibliography and/or website on lecture topic:
https://www.osirisnet.net/tombes/nobles/e_nobles.htm, Great analysis and pictures of the tombs presented in this lecture: Menna (TT69), Nakht (TT52), Neferrenpet (Kenro) (TT 178), Nefersekheru (TT296), Rekhmire (TT100), Sennefer (TT96), and Userhat (TT 56).
Hartwig, Melinda (ed.) 2013. The tomb chapel of Menna (TT 69): the art, culture, and science of painting in an Egyptian tomb. American Research Center in Egypt: Conservation series 5. Cairo, New York: American University in Cairo Press.
Hodel-Hoenes, Sigrid 2000. Life and death in ancient Egypt: scenes from private tombs in New Kingdom Thebes. Translated by David Warburton. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Covers the Theban tombs of Nakht (TT 52), Ramose (TT 55), Userhat (TT56), Menna (TT 69), Sennefer (TT 96), Rekhmire (TT 100).