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Penout tomb Aswan belongs to Penout who was once a Viceroy of Kush. It was during the reign of Ramses IV (12th century BC). The tomb of Pennout has carvings on the wall in which Ramses IV honors his civil servant. In fact, Penout tomb Aswan located in Aniba, an area which was the home to many tombs. Penout was also a priest of Horus, that is why his tomb is fine and contains its own altar. The statues which once stood on it are now missing. Moreover, Penout tomb Aswan also features large sections. The sections containing inscriptions, carvings, and many high quality paintings. In fact, the tomb itself robbed and no sign of Penout’s mummy ever found. Furthermore, Penout was a governor of Lower Nubia and was Nubian as well. In fact, in the Egyptian tradition people buried in the land where they born.
Penout tomb Aswan is rock tomb which decorated with wall paintings. The paintings depict scenes of Penout’s life. In fact, many damaged when peoples tried to steal some of these decorations. Penout tomb Aswan indeed is a rare example of a high official tombs south of Aswan. The ancient bodies carried back and buried in Egyptian soil. It makes them secured. That was the ancient Egyptin’s beleif. The tomb’s wall paintings reflect this conviction and expresses Penout’s desire. In fact, his desire was to lay to rest in the hills of Thebes. The walls decorated with traditional themes, including the deceased and his family. Before entering on the left, there are the deceased and his wife Takha in adulation.
Further details about Penout tomb Aswan:
On the main wall is the judgement scene with the weighing of the heart against a feather. Moreover, below the traditional mourners pouring sand on their heads. On the end wall Horus leads the deceased and wife to Osiris, Isis and Nephthys. It is for a blessing but the lower register all disappeared. To the left of the inner chamber representation of the solar cult. In fact, there is no entry into the inner chamber. The three badly mutilated statues of Penout, and his wife with Hathor between can viewed. The actual burial chamber lies 3 m below. Above on the lintel is the sun-god barge and howling baboons. The decoration on the wall to the right shows Penout with his wife and six sons. On the end wall, Pennout illustrated in golden colors. In fact, it continues on towards the exit.