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OIP 102.

The Tomb of Kheruef: Theban Tomb 192.

The Epigraphic Survey.

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Tomb 192 in the Theban necropolis is the largest private tomb known from Dynasty XVIII. It was intended to be the final resting place for Kheruef, royal scribe and steward to Amenhotep III’s principal wife, Queen Tiye, but the tomb was abandoned before completion and Kheruef was apparently buried elsewhere. The significance of the tomb comes from the superb artistic quality of its reliefs and the historical information provided by some of the scenes and accompanying inscriptions for the transition from Amenhotep III’s reign to that of his son and successor, Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten. The present volume, the outcome of a cooperative project started in 1957 by the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and the Department of Antiquities of Egypt, is the definitive publication of the tomb.

  • Oriental Institute Publications 102
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 1980
  • ISBN: 0-918986-23-0
  • Pp. xx + 80 (including 3 figures) in booklet; 88 plates (1 in color) + key plans
  • Portfolio 15 x 19 inches

Revised: June 8, 2009

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