The Tomb of Pepyankh Henykem

Simons, Francis James Michael (2013). The Tomb of Pepyankh Henykem. University of Birmingham. M.Phil.

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This study examines the life and career of the sixth Dynasty official Pepyankh Henykem of Meir through a detailed analysis of his tomb. In particular, attention is paid to the decoration and meaning of the serdab and room F. In the case of the serdab this leads to the suggestion that we can construct the outline of a biography for Pepyankh, as well as identifying potential acquaintances. The interpretation of room F leads us to reattribute it to Pepyankh’s son, Heny.

The tomb is then examined as a whole in order to ascertain the likely order in which it was constructed. This leads to an interpretation of the connection between the tomb and that of Pepyankh’s father, Niankh-Pepy, as being of principally religious and filial significance.

A complete translation and transliteration of the tomb is provided as an appendix.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Phil.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Phil.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of History and Cultures, Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA)
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy.
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DT Africa


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