NEWS: Tomb of chief beer-maker discovered in Egypt’s Luxor

20140103-195433.jpgThe tomb of the goddess Mut’s head of beer production was discovered today in Al-Khokha area on Luxor’s West Bank (Source: Luxor Times).

“A Japanese mission from Waseda University uncovered the tomb of Khonso-Im-Heb, who was the head of beer production for 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 an as-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” – via Ahram Online.

Read more here.

Another article accompanied by beautiful photographs can be found here.


5 comments on “NEWS: Tomb of chief beer-maker discovered in Egypt’s Luxor

  1. Hamdulillah! This is fantastic! Now if we could only reveal key recipes used throughout the old dynasties.

  2. Thanks Gemma for this post, it contains a nice big photo of the tomb showing the side wall with the ceiling.
    I searched through the internet and found that your post only has this photo.
    Well done.

  3. If you have a more photos of this newly discovered Tomb, it would be nice to post it.

  4. […] Egyptian goddess Mut had a personal beer maker. Here’s his tomb. (Egyptiana […]

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