14. Huya and Horemheb

Amarna and After

  1. Steven Snape

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch14

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

How to Cite

Snape, S. (2011) Huya and Horemheb, in Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch14

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:

  • Huya and Horemheb;
  • life and death at Amarna, period being - extraordinary episode in history of religious development in ancient Egypt;
  • central pillar of active ‘Atenism’ - cult worship of the Aten by Akhenaten and Nefertiti, within structures designed for solar worship;
  • solar worship, in open-court temples - as early as the Old Kingdom, in the so-called ‘sun-temples’ of Dynasty 5 at Abu Ghurob;
  • ‘Atenist’ agenda, issue for the Amarna elite - the Late Dynasty 18 equivalents of Inenis, Senenmuts and Rekhmires of early Dynasty 18;
  • cult worship of the Aten by Akhenaten - and Nefertiti temples, whose open courts contrasted with dark hidden sanctuaries of Egypt's traditional gods;
  • surviving scenes, repetitious depictions of king/royal family - showered with rays of the Aten;
  • scenes reflecting a transition to an Osirian afterlife, absent - variant of an afterlife lived within the tomb;
  • New Kingdom tombs at Saqqara - New Kingdom private tombs, skewed by differential survival;
  • tombs on Saqqara plateau, two known groups - one, south of the Teti pyramid and the other above the Valley Building of the Unas pyramid complex

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Life and Death at Amarna

  • New Kingdom Tombs at Saqqara

  • Temple-Tombs at Saqqara

  • Post-Amarna Tombs at Thebes and Elsewhere