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Other tombs: queens and commoners in the Kings' Valley
Book Item (Buchkapitel, Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden)
ID 3697907
Author(s) Bickel, Susanne
Author(s) at UniBasel Bickel, Susanne
Year 2016
Title Other tombs: queens and commoners in the Kings' Valley
Editor(s) Wilkinson, Richard H.; Weeks, Kent R.
Book title The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford
Pages 230-242
ISSN/ISBN 978-0-19-993163-7
Keywords Ancient Egypt, Valley of the Kings,
Abstract More than half of the tombs in the Kings’ Valley were not designed for kings. The Valley also served –at certain periods– as a necropolis for people other than pharaohs. Regarding these “other tombs” many research questions still remain open. Because these non-royal tombs are almost systematically undecorated and sometimes even rather crude, they have retained very little scholarly attention until recently. They form, however, a most interesting and specific group of sepulchers not only within the Kings’ Valley, but within the entire Theban necropolis. Although they share certain common features, their architecture shows a great typological variety. The social spectrum of tomb owners seems restricted to royal family and intimate entourage.
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