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Tuesday Tomb – Saqqara tomb of Maya and Meryt

21 Oct
Tuesday Tomb – Saqqara tomb of Maya and Meryt

A post for all my fellow bloggers interested in Egyptology, a subject I find fascinating myself.

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The Saqqara tomb of the New Kingdom official Maya and his wife, Meryt (Source: Saqqara.nl). The Saqqara tomb of the New Kingdom official Maya and his wife, Meryt (Source: Saqqara.nl).

The Tuesday Tomb returns as a fortnightly feature with the tomb of Maya and Meryt. The Saqqara tomb was the first Egyptian tomb that I ever entered and it is one of my personal favourites.

IMG_0139.JPG The interior of the tomb (Source: Saqqara.nl).

Maya was Overseer of the Treasury and Overseer of Works during the reign of Tutankhamun in the Eighteenth Dynasty. He is also known to have served under the General Horemheb when he became pharaoh. He died in Year 9 of Horemheb’s reign and his wife, Meryt, was already deceased by this time. They were buried together in a tomb close to that of Horemheb in Saqqara.

The tomb was partially excavated by the archaeologist Karl Richard Lepsius in 1843 but was eventually covered by sand and lost again. The tomb was re-discovered in 1986…

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