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On the wall to the right of the doorway leading into the smaller chamber are painted the following scenes :-Upper register. Nekht in a boat, accompanied by his wife and children, spearing fish and bringing down birds with the boomerang in a papyrus swamp. Above is the inscription :

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On the bank stand two of Nekht's servants holding sandals, staff, boomerang, etc., and beneath is another servant carrying to Nekht the birds which Nekht himself has brought down. The inscriptions above read :

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Lower register. Nekht and his wife sitting in a summerhouse “to make himself glad and to experience the happiness of the land of the north” (i.e., Lower Egypt); before them funereal offerings are heaped up. In the upper division of this register are seen Nekht's servants gathering grapes, the treading of the grapes in the wine-press, the drawing of the new wine, the jars for holding it, and two servants making

* Sekhet was the goddess of the country, and was the wife of the god Khnum. She is represented with the sign for field 194, upon her head, she wears a girdle of lotus plants round her waist, and upon her hands she bears a plantation filled with all manner of wild fowl. See Lanzone, Dizionario, p. 1095.

offerings to Nekht of birds, flowers, etc. In the lower division we see Nekht instructing his servants in the art of snaring birds in nets, the plucking and cleaning of the birds newly caught, and two servants offering to Nekht fish, birds, fruit, etc. In the other scenes we have Nekht, accompanied by his wife Taui, making an offering of ānta unguent and incense to the gods of the tomb, and a representation of his funereal feasi.

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Other sepulchres worthy of a visit are:-
IX. (1) The tomb of Åmsu (or Menu)-nekht,

a n' overseer of granaries.
(2) The tomb of Sen-nefer, an official of Amen-hetep
and an important member of the brotherhood of Å men.


(3) The tombof Men-kheper-Rā-senb, high priest of Amen under Thothmes III.

(4) The tomb of Pehsukh

(5) The tomb of Mentu-her-khepes a prince and chancellor.

(6) The tomb of Amu-netch high official of Thothmes III.

(7) The tomb of Māi,

(8) The tomb of Nefer-þetep, totes, a divine father of Amen under Heru-em-heb.

(9) The tomb of Kha-em-hất, d o g, an official of Ảmen-ḥetep IV.

(10) The tomb of Amen-em-heb, one of the generals of Thothmes III.

(1) The tomb of Heru-em-heb the chancellor of Thothmes IV.

During the winters of 1902-1903 Mr. Robert Mond cleared out and repaired, at his own expense, a number of the tombs of officials who fourished under the XVIIIth and XIXth dynasties; among these may specially be mentioned the tombs of Qen-Amen, Sen-nefer, Menna, Rā-men-khepersenb, Khā-em-ḥāt, Userḥāt, a priest, Tehuti-em-ḥeb, a baker, and the inummy pits of User and Åmen-mes. He also began to excavate some tombs of the XIth dynasty, which lie between Dêr al-Madina and Dêr al-Baharí. His work at Thebes may be thus summarized. He began to work at the end of December, 1903, and, first of all, cleared out the tonib of Men-kheper-Rā-senb, wherein he found 185 funeral cones. Next in order he cleared out and repaired the tombs of Khā-em-ḥāt and Userḥāt; the former was discovered by Lloyd in 1842. Userḥāt was a priest of the KA, or “double,” of Thothmes I. Mr. Mond excavated the tomb of Åmen-em-ḥāt, and examined a large brick wall which had formed part of the court of the tomb of Meri-Ptaḥ, and cleared the mummy pit of User, a high official. At ķûrna he examined two mummy pits, and the tombs of Api, Åmen-em-åpt, Uaḥ

ind Åmen-mes. At Dêr al-Baħarî, in the “second circus,” he also carried on work, and he discovered a number of small but interesting objects. Between Ķûrna and Dêr al-Madina he found in a pit the coffin of Puàm o 199 1 , of the XVIIIth dynasty. He cleared out the tomb of Tehuti-emheb, which lies near that of Khā-em-ḥāt, and excavated the

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