Tomb of Bannentiu, Bahariyya Oasis

The Tomb of Bannentiu, he was a local wealthy merchant of the XXVI Dynasty, ancient Egypt.

Bannentiu tomb Bahariyya Oasis

Bannentiu tomb Bahariyya Oasis

The tomb is built underground, and is reached via an iron ladder down a deep shaft, at the bottom of a 10m shaft.

Iron ladder of the shaft.

Iron ladder of the shaft.

The entrance of the tomb

The entrance of the tomb

The interior of the tomb is cool and comfortable. Consisting of a four-columned burial chamber with an inner sanctuary, it is covered in fine relieves depicting Bannentiu in various positions with the gods.

four-columned burial chamber

Four-columned burial chamber

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Gods and Bannentiu himself.

Its hall is decorated with deities painted in ocher, brown and black upon a white background. Colorful murals depict Bannentiu with the gods.

Solar barge, Bannentiu's tomb

Solar barge, Bannentiu’s tomb

Unique mural

Unique mural

God of Egyptian mythology, Anubis

God of Egyptian mythology, Anubis

Anubis is jackal-headed god associated with mummification (making mummy) and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion.

Sarcophagus, the other side of the hole to prevent grave robbing.

Sarcophagus, the other side of the hole to prevent grave robbing.

 

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