The Personnel of the Theban Ramesseum in the Memphite necropolis

Nico Staring

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The structure of the New Kingdom necropolis at Saqqara and the distribution of individual tombs therein have been the subject of a number of studies. It has been suggested that the location of some tombs depended on family relations and professional association. In the area south of the Unas causeway, a notable clustering of tombs constructed for the higher administrative personnel of the Theban Ramesseum can be observed. The title holders include the (Great) Overseers of Cattle, Overseers of the Treasury, and (Chief) Stewards. This paper presents an overview of the archaeological and textual sources from Saqqara pertaining to these officials; it aims to present a prosopography of the Memphite officials who held office at the Ramesseum, and to address the question why these officials were buried not in the Theban necropolis, but at Memphis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-92
Number of pages42
JournalJaarbericht van het Vooraziatisch-Egyptisch Genootschap "Ex Oriente Lux"
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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