A story has been circulating this week about the locals finding some tombs in Aswan, but not revealing them to the authorities. None of this can be independently confirmed, but this link does show a very nice and interesting tomb of a mayor of Aswan called User of the reign of Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty.

There is a link on this page to the Facebook page of an Egyptian Inspector with a video of this tomb.

 I am struck by the similarities of this tomb's design and some aspects of its decoration with the tombs of el-Kab, and between them they form almost all of what we know about elite 18th dynasty burials outside Thebes in southern Egypt. Note User of the new tomb is a mayor of his city, like the famous Pahari of the same date (Amenhotep III) at el-Kab.

30/01/2014 11:59

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