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The Tombs of the Nobles

The Tombs of the Nobles

Egypt Holidays - Tombs of the Nobles, Western Thebes

In contrast with the royal tombs, which were constructed in secret places to deter robbers, the Tombs of the Nobles were built ostentatiously in the foothills in view of the great temples of their masters; they were also left open, for their descendants to make funerary offerings in the years to come.  The scenes depicted on the walls are more likely to illustrate daily life on earth rather than the afterlife.

Many of the tombs are brightly coloured, such as the lovely Tomb of Sennofer (below).

Egypt Holidays - Western Thebes - Tomb of Sennofer