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

Merenptah is a 19th dynasty Pharaoh. He is a son of the famous King Ramesses II. Merenptah's tomb is 80 meters (262) long.

A steep entrance leads you to a descending corridor then a staircase takes you to another descending corridor. A shaft lies at the end of the second corridor. Beyond the shaft is two pillared hall with a side room with two more columns and nichesWhat does it mean? on the wall.

A staircase from the main hall descends to a smaller room through a corridor. Finally another corridor end with the burial chamber. The latter has two sets of 4 square pillars and the sarcophagusWhat does it mean? in the middle.

The burial chamber has four niches at its corners and a smaller chamber. The smaller chamber has three more side chambers opened to it.

The corridors and halls of the tomb are decorated with scenes from the Book of the DeadWhat does it mean?. The burial chamber, in particular, has scenes from the Book of the Dead and Book of the Caverns. The ceiling bears astronomical paintings.
The mummy of the king was found elsewhere in the tomb of Amenhotep II (the royal cache).

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