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Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Tomb of Khaemhet

Khaemhet was overseer of granaries of Upper and Lower Egypt.

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Approach to the tomb.

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Remodelled entrance. The tomb was discovered in 1842.

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Inside, a panorama of plowing and hoeing.

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Supervising field laborers.

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Fat cattle, shown so small that they hardly rise to the knee. The herders carry papyrus rolls with accounts of the herds.

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A grain-transport ship unloads at Thebes. The handles of the oars are carved with images of the king.

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A worker drinks from a skin tied to a tree.

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Horses pull a chariot.

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Khaemhet inspects things from his folding stool.

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On a less mundane note, Khaemhet, on the left, bows before Amenophis III, whose image was moved long ago to Berlin. Behind Khaemhet, officials show their respect for him.

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Khaemhet makes an offering; field workers to left.


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