Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tjez-Tjazet - female guard
The name and figure of Mereri have been carefully erased on both entrance architrave and false door, and it was with difficulty that we were able to detect parts of the name. The erased parts on the false door have been smoothed in order to receive the inscriptions of a new owner, a woman called Merynebty who only held the titles guard and acquaintance of the king. However, not only were her inscriptions rendered in black paint, as against relief, but they were never inscribed on the left jambs of the false door. The burial chamber was found disturbed, broken into from both its entrance and from the south-east corner of the chamber itself through a tunnel made from a nearby tomb by tomb robbers. The lid still covered the burial pit, but was broken at the corner. The human remains found in the pit are predominantly those of an elderly woman, with a very few male bones, which perhaps found their way there when the tomb robbers dug the tunnel between this burial chamber and that of a neighbouring tomb.