11. North and South

Middle Kingdom Tombs at the Royal Residence

  1. Steven Snape

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch11

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

How to Cite

Snape, S. (2011) North and South, in Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120890

Online ISBN: 9781444393743

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Keywords:

  • North and South - Middle Kingdom tombs, at the Royal Residence;
  • court cemeteries of the Middle Kingdom - largest, interesting private tombs of the Middle Kingdom, built away from royal residence;
  • Montuhotep II and Dynasty 11 at Thebes, Montuhotep's predecessors - local rulers of early Dynasty 11 buried in distinctive tombs in el-Tarif district of Theban necropolis;
  • tomb planned by Montuhotep II - ambitious in its complexity and scale, in natural amphitheatre of the Deir el-Bahri ‘bay’ in western Thebes;
  • ‘temple-tomb’ of Nebhepetre Montuhotep II - at Deir el-Bahri;
  • elite tombs of Dynasty 11 - at Deir el-Bahri;
  • Dynasty 11 tombs at Deir el-Bahri;
  • small wooden models, of servant-figures - producing things which the tomb-owner needs, at sites as Beni Hasan;
  • undecorated tomb, wooden rectangular box coffin - imported fir or cedar, inscribed for a man named Wah;
  • court cemeteries of Dynasty 12 - elite burial, associated with major royal pyramid complexes of Dynasty 12

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Court Cemeteries of the Middle Kingdom

  • The Return to the North: Court Cemeteries of Dynasty 12