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Thursday, March 19, 2015
TOMB DISCOVERED IN THE VALLEY OF ‘ASASIF (THEBES)
In 1823, Italian excavator and collector G.
Passalacqua discovered the tomb of the steward Mentuhotep in
western Thebes. He published a drawing of the tomb's interior as it
appeared at the moment of its discovery; it was the first record of
an undisturbed tomb and it inspired the colored reconstruction in
this plate. Next to the sarcophagus, which dates to the late 12th
Dynasty, we see wooden statuettes of boats and female servants, and
pots containing provisions for the deceased. The contents of the
tomb are now in Berlin.