The re-clearance of Section A of the cemetery of Meir proved that Niankhpepy the Black excavated for himself probably the largest known rock-cut tomb of the Old Kingdom (Tomb A4) but died before starting its decoration. His son, Pepyankh the Black, excavated two joint tombs, A1 and A2, for his father and himself and connected his father's chapel (A1) to his burial chamber beneath the floor of A4 via a sloping passage. This was presumably shortly before Djau of Deir el-Gebrawi buried his father with him in the same tomb.
|Title of host publication||'The perfection that endures...'|
|Subtitle of host publication||studies on Old Kingdom art and archaeology|
|Editors||Kamil O. Kuraszkiewicz, Edyta Kopp, Dániel Takács|
|Place of Publication||Warsaw|
|Publisher||University of Warsaw|
|Pages||225-230, pls 31-36|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- social history
- Old Kingdom
Kanawati, N. (2018). A unique burial of a father and a son: Niankhpepy the Black and Pepyankh the Black, at Meir. In K. O. Kuraszkiewicz, E. Kopp, & D. Takács (Eds.), 'The perfection that endures...': studies on Old Kingdom art and archaeology (pp. 225-230, pls 31-36). Warsaw: University of Warsaw.