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Tomb of Horemheb Tomb of Horemheb
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt

The tomb is about 107 meters (351 ft) long. Horemheb was an army general who usurped the throne to become the last Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.

A staircase leads to a first sloping corridor then another staircase takes you to the second sloping corridor ended with a shaft and a two-pillared hall, both are decorated with figures depicting Horemheb presenting offerings to the deities. A staircase from this hall descends through a corridor and another staircase to an antechamberWhat does it mean? and then to the burial chamber.

The first part of the burial chamber is flanked with two rows of 3 pillars and the second lower part has the empty red-granite sarcophagusWhat does it mean? of the king. The burial chamber has a number of smaller chambers attached to it. The decorations of the walls in the burial chamber are unfinished but were useful for examining the different stages of the painting. The decorations are from the Book of Gates.

The tomb was closed in 1994 for restoration work but was opened again in 2002 after adding a wooden floor, improving illumination and enhancing its paintings.

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