Ankh hor tomb Luxor Egypt tours, booking, prices, reviews
Ankh hor tomb Luxor is one of a series of large tombs in the Asasif area. The area located in the West Bank of Luxor. In fact, the tomb built at the end of the Third Intermediate Period. It built for high officials in the estates of the Gods Wives of Amun. The great importance of the Gods Wives during this time reflected in the size of the tombs. Moreover, these tombs of their chief administrators, that of Ankh-hor being no exception.
Ankh-hor was ‘Steward of the Divine Votress Nitocris’ and also “Great Mayor of Memphis“. Moreover, he also was ‘Overseer of Upper Egypt in Thebes’ and ‘Overseer of the Priests of Amun’. It was during the reigns of Psamtek II and Apries (Wahibre) of Dynasty XXVI. Furthermore, his tomb as Chief Steward of Nitocris, he was one of the most important and wealthiest men in Egypt.
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Above the ground of Ankh hor tomb a large mud-brick pylon constructed. Behind this a courtyard leading to a staircase and the subterranean levels of the tomb. Little remains now of the structures above-ground. The stairs lead into a small (not decorated) cult room with remains of a false door. To the right (west) a passage leads into a hall. The hall had four square pillars, but only three remain.
In fact, the most interesting part of Ankh hor tomb Luxor to seen today is indeed the next chamber. It is a sun court which constructed around an open space with pillars on the northern and eastern side. Moreover, in front of the pillars on the eastern side an offering table remains in situ. Furthermore, in this court there are some of the finest reliefs of the period. They also with much of the decoration damaged or unfinished. Moreover, a striped carvetto cornice around the court still shows some color. It is also besides to areas which drawn in red but left uncompleted. A cartouche of Psamtek II can seen on the entrance wall.
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In fact, the tomb followed the decoration in Pabasa tomb (TT 279). Moreover, the tomb has some rare scenes of beekeeping. Although the complete hives not shown as they are in Pabasa tomb, but only the honeycombs. All the inner chambers of Ankh hor tomb Luxor, which quite extensive, left unfinished. On the western side of the sun court is a short passage. Moreover, it features a cor-belled roof. The roof leads to a large pillared hall.
In fact, eight pillars can seen roughly carved out of the rock. This chamber in turn leads to a vestibule with a small cult chamber and statue niche at the western end. Other chambers off the northern side lead to small rooms on an upper level. The tomb re-used in later periods and contained intrusive burials. Remains of a mummy can still seen in one of the side-chambers. Ankh-hor’s burial chamber is on the southern side of the vestibule. The burial chamber neither plastered nor decorated. It is where visitors can look down into the deep burial shaft.
Entrance to Ankh hor tomb Luxor:
Ank hor tomb Luxor and Kheruef tomb art at el-Asasif area. They are open from 8 am to 4 pm in winter. Tickets can bought at the ticket office for 25 Egyptian pound.