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Tuna el-Gebel



Tuna el-Gebel
Introduction

1. Catacombs

2. Tomb of Petosiris

3. Tomb of Isadora

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TUNA EL-GEBEL
Tomb of Petosiris

Tomb of Petosiris, Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt


Tomb of Petosiris, Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt

Tomb of Petosiris, Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt


Petosiris was the high-priest of Thoth sometime around 300 BCE. His tomb has the shape of a small temple. Inside are reliefs of fine quality and with rich colouring. At this late date, the style of the reliefs are no longer Egyptian in style and nature, but Greek.
Everyday scenes are depicted, such as farming and burials. Graffiti cover much of the walls, showing that Petosiris' tomb has attracted visitors at all times.
In addition to the presentation of the everyday scenes, there are also sections from Book of Gates and Book of the Dead.



By Tore Kjeilen