12. Ineni, Senenmut and User-Amun

New Tombs for Old

  1. Steven Snape

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch12

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

How to Cite

Snape, S. (2011) Ineni, Senenmut and User-Amun, in Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch12

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:

  • Ineni, Senenmut and User-Amun - new tombs for Old;
  • The Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom transition at Thebes - tradition and innovation;
  • Dynasty 11 elite cemetery at Deir el-Bahri, associated with tomb of Montuhotep II - not repeated by important series of Dynasty 12 tombs;
  • Middle Kingdom, Thebes throwing up interesting individual tombs - rock-cut tombs of Intefiker's mother and that of Khety;
  • Second Intermediate Period - necessity to provide appropriate tombs for Theban Dynasty 17;
  • locations and forms of burials of late Dynasty 17 - and early Dynasty 18 kings, very contentious;
  • rise of Thebes, expulsion of the Hyksos - by Theban rulers of Dynasties 17/18, defining act bringing about foundation of the New Kingdom;
  • plan of the West Bank cemeteries - at Thebes;
  • Ineni, Tuthmosis I and Valley of the Kings - The ‘Overseer of the Double Granary of Amen’ and ‘Overseer of Works in Karnak,’ one of history's most productive palindromes;
  • Senenmut, Hatshepsut and ‘Mansions of Millions of Years’ - Senenmut, official like Ineni, with a relatively humble background

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom Transition at Thebes: Tradition and Innovation

  • The Rise of Thebes

  • Ineni, Tuthmosis I and the Valley of the Kings

  • Senenmut, Hatshepsut and ‘Mansions of Millions of Years’

  • Designed for Afterlife: Ineni, Senenmut, User-Amun and Private Tombs at Thebes