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1

Who was Nebamun?

An account in the temple of Amun at karnak

2

When was the tomb dated?

Last years of the reign of Amenhotep III 1350 BC

3

Who discovered the tomb and when?

Giovanni d'Athanasi- Greek in 1820

4

Where is it located?

Not known but believed to be somewhere on the west bank of thebes - Giovanni the only one who knew

5

What is in the outer room (left view) ?

Paintings of offerings to Nebamun

6

What is the purpose of the paintings in the outer room (right view) ?

The purpose of the scenes is thought to emphasize the personality of Neb, and to commemorate it through eternity into the afterlife

7

What is significant about the painting of the feast in honour of nebamun?

- The lyrics of the song played by the musicians are in honour of Nebamun --> the earth god has caused his beauty to grow in every body

8

What is significant about the family paintings in the inner tomb?

Represent family role in religion --> Nebamun shown hunting birds with wife Hatepshut and daugter
- fertile marshes were seen as a place of rebirth
- hunting animals shows triumph over nature