The tombs belong to two governors in the reign of Pepi
II. The tombs are joined together to form one rectangular
hall with double entrances.
Mekhu was heading a campaign in Nubia
when he was killed. His son, Sabni, led a punitive expedition
to punish the responsible tribe and restore his father's corpse.
He informed King Pepi II who sent his personal embalmers to
mummify the deceased hero.
The tomb of Mekhu, to the left side has 18 columns and a niche
in the back wall. Decorations show daily life scenes of Mekhu.
Sabni's tomb -however- includes 14 square pillars. Reliefs
at the back wall show Sabni in hunting trip with his daughters.
The tomb's façade records the autobiographical story
of Sabni regarding his successful expedition to get back his