The Tomb of Khnumhotep I at Beni Hassan

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The site of Beni Hassan consists of a cemetery of rock-cut tombs that were carved across the late Third to the early Second Millennium BCE, or the late Old and Middle Kingdoms of ancient Egyptian history. Some have preserved remarkably detailed wall paintings representing a myriad of motifs on social, cultural, religious, and administrative activities, all of which emphasise the tomb owners' achievements, social identity, and status. This database entry is on one of these tombs, that of Khnumhotep I, 'great overlord of the Oryx nome', who served the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom's Twelfth Dynasty, King Amenemhat I.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Database of Religious History
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2021

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  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Egyptian Religion
  • religious history
  • Middle Kingdom Egypt
  • Beni Hassan (Egypt)--Antiquities
  • Ancient Egyptian Tombs
  • Ancient Egyptian Art


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