Nakht tomb Luxor TT 52 Egypt tours, prices, booking, reviews
Nakht tomb Luxor Egypt TT 52 located in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis. The tomb of Nakht is on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. It is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian official, Nakht. Nakht was a scribe, holding the title, “Astronomer of Amun” at the Karnak temple. It was during the 18th dynasty. In fact, his job was to study the location of stars, the sun and moon. It was schedule festivals and cult rituals for the temple. Moreover, his wife, Tawy, was a musician of Amun. In fact, we know nothing about Nakht and Tawy beyond their tomb. It is even unclear what king they served under, though some evidence points to Thutmose IV. Norman Davies is an English Egyptology man. He and his wife, Nina published information about Nakht tomb Luxor in 1917.
These information received worldwide attention. In fact, the tomb experimental restoration and protective measures employed to preserve the tombs decoration. It was in 1980. This process included sophisticated technology. It required complete insulation with sheets of glass over all the vestibule walls. It was the only part of the tomb that decorated. In fact, Nakht tomb Luxor is not large. Moreover, it consists of a small corridor, a vestibule, another short corridor and the chapel. The chapel includes a niche for a statue and a shaft. The decorative plan for the tomb does include religious depictions. It also shows scenes of offerings and funeral rites. Moreover, the tomb has paintings of rural life. The paintings include the cultivation of grain and digging of small canals for irrigation. They also include harvesting, fishing and and hunting in the Nile Delta.
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Actually, some of the art work in this tomb is well known. Entering the vestibule and turning left, we first encounter various scenes of country life. At first we see peasants sowing seeds from a container. They then planted in the ground by a second peasant, using wooden utensils. In the second scene, we find two farmers plowing fields with a wooden plow pulled by two oxen. Finally, we find two groups of peasants tossing grain in the air to winnow it. Turning the corner, we find a false door. It is with paintings of the goddess Nut gathering offerings. The dead could pass through the false door and inhabit statues. It was to receive funerary offerings. It was the ancient Egyptians belief. This idea reinforced on the door by six offering bearers. While kneeling, they offer water, beer, wine, clothing, unguent, fruit and vegetables.
On the left back wall of Nakht tomb Luxor, we find paintings of the funerary banquet. The first scene shows a servant helping three ladies with their jewelry. Furthermore, the next scene is famous, and shows three lady musicians. On the right rear wall of the vestibule are hunting, fishing and grape harvesting scenes. The first painting is of Nakht’s wife, Tawi, holding a small bird. Next there is a double scene, with flocks of rising birds. Nakhjt portrayed with his wife and two small sons in a papyrus boat, grasping a hunting stick. The next scene is also a double register. The top register shows peasants gathering grapes, while others press them to make wine. In the lower register the days catch of birds dragged in a net. It is while others sown plucking and cleaning the birds.
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Turning the corner once again, we find bearers of offerings and priests before Nakht and his wife. Finally, on the right hand wall back next to the entrance are scenes. They depict purification of the offerings before the deceased. In fact, Nakht tomb has the typical T-shaped architectural design. This design was common for non royal Theban tombs of the New Kingdom. There was a broad hall, which followed from the entrance and court. This led into an inner chamber, the long hall, and the shrine. The shrine situated in a niche, containing the statue of the deceased. These chambers designed to contain scenes for the service of the dead in their afterlife
Entrance to Nakht tomb luxor:
The tomb opens from 8 am to 4 pm. Tickets for Nakht tomb Luxor and Menna tomb cost 120 Egyptian pound. They bought from the ticket office.