Khaemwaset tomb Luxor Egypt tours, booking, prices, reviews
Khaemwaset tomb Luxor QV 44 located in the Valley of the Queens in the West Bank of Luxor. In fact, Khaemwaset is one of the sons of Ramses III. Khaemwaset tomb Luxor discovered in February 1903. It is with a many sarcophagi which pilled up in the entrance corridor. This was a clear sign that it used for common burial. In fact, Khaemwaset had among his most important roles, that of Priest of Ptah in Memphis. Moreover, his major titles included “Fan-bearer to the Right of the King” and “Sem-priest”. It indicated by reliefs in the temple of Medinet Habu.
Khaemwaset was Ramses III‘s oldest sons. The latest information indicates that his mother was Queen Titi. His father’s brother ascended the throne after Ramses III’s death. The reason is unknown. Khaemwaset did not die during the reign of Ramses III. The inscriptions on Khaemwaset’s fragmentary sarcophagus indicated so. He died later during that of Ramses III’s brother, Ramses IV. The walls of Khaemwaset tomb Luxor have bas relief decorations. The painted colors of which remain in outstanding condition and are of elegant workmanship. The tomb follows a straight axes with a descending entrance corridor. It leads to the first main long room, a vestibule, with offset annexes to either side. The vestibule leads to a burial chamber with niches and a read annex.
Further details about Khaemwaset tomb Luxor QV 44:
As we enter the vestibule, on the left there is an image of Ptah. It followed by a scene of Ramses III and Khaemwaset in front of Anubis and Re-Harakhty. Moreover, on the right wall of this room is the king bringing offerings to Ptah-Sokar. It is along with a representation of him and Khaemwaset. They present Geb with offerings of incense before welcomed by the god Shu. Furthermore, in the annex to the left (east) of this room, we find the prince alone before deities. It includes Anubis, Horus-Inmutef, Selkis and Neith. It also includes another scene of Nephthys and Isis in the presence of Osiris. Isis and Nephthys painted in yellow, a color typical of these female deities.
In the right annex the prince shown with the sons of Horus and other deities. There are also scenes of Isis in the presence of Osiris and Nephthys. They are opposite Ptah-Sokaris. From here, entering the burial chamber, we first find on the left chapters 145-146 of the Book of the Dead. Another scene shows Ramses III followed by the prince. And then we have scenes of the genies guarding the gates of the kingdom of Osiris. The gates are number 10, 12, 14 and 16. On the rear wall of the chamber the king presents his son to Sekhenur and My. In fact, Sekhenur is The Great Tightener and May is The Cat. Moreover, he also does to Saupen (The Protector) and Dikesu-uden-bega-per-em-mut.
More details about Khaemwaset tomb Luxor QV 44:
He Who imposes Abasement, Who Provokes Weakness and Emerges as Death. On the right in this room we also find the chapters 145 and 146 from the Book of the Dead. The prince follows the king but this time the gate watchers have opened the way for the prince. These genies guard the gates of the kingdom of Osiris. In these scenes, Ramses III followed by his son head. It is towards the obstacles (gates) to the kingdom of Osiris. Phaemwaset will have to confront the gatekeepers with magic spells. It is from the Book of the Dead to surmount these obstacles and enter the after world kingdom.
Moreover, in the rear annex we find a scene of Anubis the Jackal, a lion and then the king. It is along presenting offerings to Thoth and Harsiesis, who was heir to his father, Osiris. Harsiesis shown with a falcon head. To the right are the genii Nebneru and Khaemwaset who takes on the form of another genii. There are also Hery-matt and then Ramses III making offerings in front of Horus and Shepes. On the rear wall of this chamber is a double scene of Osiris. It is with green skin facing Neith (left) and Nephthys (right). Emerging from a blue lotus flower at Osiris feet are the figures. They represent the sons of Horus, Imsety, Duamutef, Qebhsenuef and Hapy.
Entrance to Khaemwaset tomb Luxor QV 44:
In fact, the tomb Luxor is currently open to visitors. Ticket for the Valley of Queens are available at the gate. It costs 70 Egyptian pound for three tombs including Khaemwaset tomb. Photography inside the tombs forbidden and can incur heavy fines.