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Tomb of Sennedjem (TT1)
Sennedjem lived in Deir el-Medina, the town of the artists, during the Empire XIX reigns of Seti I and Rameses II. He was among the necropolis personnel and his title was ‘Servant in the Place of Truth'. This tomb was uncovered intact in 1886. The burial chamber contained twenty mummies, 9 of them in coffins of the deceased and members of his relatives, along with a abundant hoard of funerary gear, now in Cairo Museum and other museums. Like most of the private tombs the artwork are simply carried out, but exceptional for their colors and interesting scenes. The decoration in the burial step is over a yellow ochre background and is quite well-preserved.
The entrance to Sennedjem's burial place is over a workmen's small town at Deir el-Medina. A really steep staircase leads to a little entrance step which formerly had a decorated wooden door, now in Cairo Art gallery. In the short passage resulting in the high burial holding chamber Sennedjem can be depicted worshipping the the almighty Atum for the lintel, during the right hand side the solar feline slays the Apophis serpent. On the left side from the doorway happen to be two elephants facing the hieroglyph intended for ‘horizon' (symbolising yesterday and today) and the inner lintel the departed is seen adoring the distance disc organized by the empress Nut. To the left of the entry (the the southern area of wall in the burial chamber) Sennedjem is seen lying mummified on his lion couch were known by Isis and Nephthys as kites. His daughters and other family members are displayed in the register below using a sem-priest called as Ramo, offering to the deceased fantastic wife Iy-neferti. They are dressed up in their greatest clothes and also have perfume cones on their mind.
On the european wall (moving in a clockwise direction) the most notable register under the vaulted limit are two Anubis jackals, guardians of the Netherworld gates, on shrines facing one another. Below, Sennedjem is with his wife Iy-neferti worshipping eleven gods of the Netherworld in two series, led by...