Thursday, May 03, 2012

Tomb 5, of Ahmes son of Abana, at el-Kab now on Osirisnet


Update:  Apologies for the incorrect title on the original post, and for Thierry for pointing it out!

Thanks to Thierry Benderitter for letting me know that Osirisnet has been updated with yet another excellent in-depth analysis.

Tomb N°5 of el-Kab was created by the nomarch Paheri for his maternal grandfather, Ahmose, son of Abana. It includes a famous historic autobiography of this great soldier and sailor, which has been the object of numerous studies. This is because it is one of the only documents relating the expulsion of the Hyksos from Egypt and the military campaigns of the first sovereigns of the XVIIIth Dynasty.
But the rest of the monument has never been the object of publication to this day.  This is why it seemed interesting to us to present on OsirisNet the entire chapel.


Thutmose said...

This is the perfect example of the fact that you learn something every day. I had always thought that Ahmose son of Abana had been buried in that tomb. If it was built for him by his grandson and not used by him, then where was he buried?


Andie said...

Hi James. I gave the post the wrong title. Thierry emailed me earlier today to let me know! Aaarrrggghhh. I obviously had my head on the clouds when I posted it. Have a look at the Osirisnet site for the full details of the tomb.

Thutmose said...

Actually, my question came from the text on the site itself, specifically these statements:

"The chapel was created, according to its texts, by the deceased's grandson, Paheri, to celebrate this famous ancestor - and the lineage from which he was himself the descendant.
Ahmose has not been buried here: there is only one funeral shaft, dug in an annexe, and it was created after his death. Paheri, himself, has his own burial close by."

I don't know what the specific evidence is of this information, but there must certainly be something to that effect. Perhaps I should contact the site owner for a source. I'm just very interested in old Ahmose because he appears to have had an interesting life during a very pivotal period of Egyptian history. I was fortunate enough to make the trip down there on my last Egyptian trip too, so it is all fresh in my mind.