The Tomb of Menna (TT 69) – Virtual tours of an exquisitely painted New Kingdom private tomb at Sheikh Abd Al-Qurna

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Jul 2, 2020

Created by Archimedes Digital and Mohamed Abdelaziz

Created by Archimedes Digital and Mohamed Abdelaziz

The 18th Dynasty tomb of Menna is one of the most beautiful painted tombs in the Theban necropolis of the Nobles in Luxor. The tomb has been cut into the upper ridges of Sheikh Abd Al-Qurna and includes a forecourt and a tomb chapel in the form of an inverted ‘T’ composed of a broad transverse hall and a long inner hall with a shrine at the end. The owner of the tomb, Menna, was a scribe and an overseer of fields belonging to the pharaoh and the temple of Amun-Re during the reign of Amenhotep III. His wife, Henuttawy, was a Chantress of Amun and Mistress of the House. The decoration of the tomb is preserved almost perfectly. Its focus was on the tomb owner and his family, their well-being in this and the next life.

The conservation and documentation of the tomb of Menna (TT 69) was carried out between 2007 and 2009, under the direction of Melinda Hartwig of Georgia State University, with the support of USAID and the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE). 

The 3D presentation of the tomb was generated by Archimedes Digital through Matterport, the Sketchfab model was created by Mohamed Abdelaziz (Indiana University), the photographs were taken by Ayman Damarany and Luke Hollis with a Canon EOS 6D.

The Tomb of Menna (Matterport model created by Archimedes Digital)

The Tomb of Menna (Sketchfab model created by Mohamed Abdelaziz)


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