Tomb of chief beer maker discovered in Egypt's Luxor
The tomb of goddess Mut’s head of beer production was discovered today in Al-Khokha area on Luxor’s west bank
Nevine El-Aref , Friday 3 Jan 2014
A Japanese mission of Waseda University uncovered the tomb of Khonso-Im-Heb, who was the head of beer production of goddess Mut and the head of the galleries during the Ramesside era.
The discovery occurring during routine cleaning work carried out at the frontcourt of tomb number TT47, which belongs to a top official in the reign of the New Kingdom king Amenhotep III.
The tomb of Khonso-Im-Heb is T-shaped with two halls and a burial chamber. It is also connected to an unfinished tomb of a yet unidentified person called Houn.
Jiro Kondo head of the Japanese mission said that the tomb is well preserved and is fully painted with scenes depicting the tomb’s owner with his family members and in front of different ancient Egyptian deities.
Scenes of the “Open Mouse” ritual also figures on one of the tomb’s wall while the ceiling is decorated with geometrical paintings with vivid colours. A solar boat is depicted at its core.
Minister of State of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online that security has been tightened around such a tomb until the completion of the excavation works carried there. He said that a comprehensive restoration would be carried out after its fully excavated to allow visitors