Visit Tomb of Sen-nedjem

About Sen-nedjem

Sen-nedjem lived during the 19th dynasty, under the reign of Pharaoh Sethy I and the first years of Ramses II reign. He was probably buried in the chamber of his tomb around year 11 of the reign of Ramses, He was buried along with his wife Iy-nefert .....Mas

History and Topography of the Tomb of Sen-nedjem

The tomb was discovered on 31, January, 1886, and was excavated in 1917 – 1924 and again in 1928 – 1930, by Egyptian workers at Qurna. On February 1st, Maspéro accompanied by Bouriant, Acatalan diplomat and Edouardo Toda set foot on the terrain .....Mas

The Plan of the Tomb of Sen-nedjem

A rectangular brick-lined shaft, with steps cut into its sides, descended towards the tomb. The tomb consisted of an entrance hall leading to an antechamber, which gave access through another shaft to the burial chamber. From the antechamber, a store .....Mas

Decoration and Scenes of the Tomb of Sen-nedjem

We have to mention that the tomb of Sennedjem is a painting tomb as it still keeps its vivid color on the walls of the tomb, which is decorated and surrounded by different scenes in painting form and colored in a very skillful way, also the funerary .....Mas

The Door of the Tomb of Sen-Nedjem

The kind of wood used in ancient Egypt was the sycamore wood, known as "nht" in hieroglyphics and considered to be a sacred material, as the goddess Hathor was the lady of the sycamore tree, or "nbt nht" in hieroglyphics. Another type of wood which .....Mas

The Entrance Corridor of the Tomb of Sen-nedjem

The east wall: Depicts are showing here the Great cat cutting off the snake's head off with a knife. The scene is complemented at the bottom by chapter 17 of the Book of the dead (nine columns) which recounts the killing of Re's enemies. The legend .....Mas

The Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Sen-nedjem

The decoration of the chamber is polychrome on yellow (ochre) base, gorgeously preserved, achieved with the palette of the time which consisted of six fundamental colors: white (chalk), black (soot), red and yellow (ochre), blue (lapis), lazuli, and .....Mas

The Southern Wall of the Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Sen-Nedjem

The south wall is divided into two parts by the opening of the small entry-corridor. Both sides are divided into two horizontal registers, on the lower registers, there can be found the hosts of the funerary meal who are turned toward the entrance, t .....Mas

The Western Wall of the Chamber of the Tomb of Sen-Nedjem

The Western Wall of the Chamber of the Tomb of Sen-Nedjem is decorated with representations from the funeral world, completely different from the eastern wall. The composition is symmetrical in relation to a central axis. This axis is composed of a w .....Mas

The Eastern Wall of the Chamber of the Tomb of Sen-Nedjem

Here, we find the solar barque Wj3 (Wia), greeted by two baboons, which travels from north to south. The location of this scene appears logical: it is located in the "sky" of the east wall, the baboon of the north greets the setting sun, and the one .....Mas

Scenes of the Vaulted Ceiling of the Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Sen-Nedjem

The vault consists of eight panels separated by bands of text. -On a level with the frieze, in the north and the south, run two lines of hieroglyphs containing an offering formula, addressed, in the south, to Hathor, who abides in the desert, to the .....Mas

Sarcophagus of Sennedjem

The coffin of Sennedjem is made out of wood and it measures about 182 cm. long. The mummy of Sennedjem was covered with a cover and a mask inside the coffin that takes the shape of a mummy (anthropoid coffin), and this coffin in turn was kept inside .....Mas

Canopic Jars found at the Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Sen-Nedjem

The canopic jars of Sennedjem are different in type than those we know since they take the shape of miniature anthropoid canopic coffins. This canopic coffin takes the shape of the mummy of Sennedjem in the Osirid form and it was used for containing .....Mas

The Sarcophagus of Khonsu at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The sarcophagus of Khonsu was made out of wood, it was found by Marriette in 1886 at Dier el-Madinah, inside his father's tomb, and it dates back to the 19th dynasty. It belonged to one of his sons who was called (Khonsu). It is about 125 cm. High, .....Mas

The Bed of Senndjem at the Egyptian Museum In Cairo

The Bed of Sen-nedjem is made out of wood and dates back to the 19th dynasty. It's one of the most interesting pieces that was found inside his burial chamber at Deir-el-Madinah in western Thebes and dates back to the New Kingdom. It is rectangular i .....Mas

Construction Equipments of Sen-Nejem at The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The Construction Equipments of Sen-Nejem are made out of wood and date back to the 19th dynasty. They were found inside his burial chamber at Dier el Madina in western Thebes. The Ancient Egyptian thought about the metaphorical meaning of concepts s .....Mas

The Chair of Sen-ndjem at The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The chair of Sen-ndjem belongs to one of the famous workmen in the New Kingdom. it is made out of wood and found inside his burial chamber at Dier el Madina in western Thebes. It dates back to the 19th dynasty. Also inside the same showcase, we have .....Mas

The Offering Table of Sen-Ndjem at The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The Offering Table of Sen-Ndjem was made out of wood and dates back to the 19th dynasty, It was found inside his Sen-Ndjem's tomb at Dier el-Madaina. It is about 49cm high, 59cm long and 33cm wide. It was called in hieroglyphics 'wdhw'. The Ancient E .....Mas

The Sarcophagus of Khabekanet

The Sarcophagus of Khabekanet was made out of wood, painted orange, and it was found at Dier el Madina, in the tomb of Senndjem of the New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of king Ramses II. The sarcophagus is furnished with curved lid which imitates th .....Mas

The Boxes of Senndjem at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The boxes of Senndjem date back to the New Kingdom and made of painted wood. Inside the showcase, we have two kinds of these boxes: The common one which has a lid and attached at the back with horizontal pivots, opens to reveal four comportments for .....Mas