KV57, The Tomb Of Horemheb has been folded to visitors for many years while undergoing refurbishment, after abiding water flood damage, which is now discharged. He was the close king of Dynasty 18.
The king who had assisted as a royal scribe and cosmopolitan in the courtrooms of Egyptian Pharaohs (Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), Pharaoh Tutankhamun and Pharaoh Ay), constructed for himself a large tomb in the center of the Valley after getting king to put back his earlier tomb at Saqqarah. Unluckily his Theban tomb was bare at his death but is concerning in that it shows us a avid deal about the ways of medallion.
The traditional stairses and descending enactments lead to a well-room (by shaft) adorned with aspects of the king prior to Anubis, Harsiesi and Isis, Hathor, the westerly goddess, and Osiris (by the left) and Horus, Osiris, Hathor, Anubis and Harsiesi (by the right). The walls are brilliantly colored on a grey blue backcloth.
The well-room chairs into a two-pillared anteroom, again with aspects of the king bidding to the assorted gods. A sunken stairs leads down by another coming corridor and staircase to a antechamber and it's here we start to see the changeover in style to the much bigger tombs of Dynasty 19.
The burial chamber is on a consecutive axis to the corridors and anterooms and is a big six-pillared sarcophagus antechamber with Horemheb’s red granite sarcophagus allay in place. The hall has the associate star-ceiling. The design boasts vary of earlier tombs with aslant from the first columns to the ‘crypt’ field down a flight of stairs and then a serial of 3 lower chambers (believably for depot) cut in arrears the burial chamber. The primary sarcophagus hall has the common four lateral annexes; the one at the western close has a beautiful picture of Osiris before a djed-pillar. The conniptions in the burial chamber are uncomplete and seem to have been broke up at assorted stages of work, a few areas displaying the gridirons, sketched-in anatomies and chastenings on the background of cataplasm. We also see the entry of painted engraved relief chipping at for the first time in a majestic Theban tomb. Another conception is the ‘Book of Gates’ (a regard to the ‘gates’ which apart the 12 hours of the night) which is described for the 1st time, but the final chipping at only accomplished in some localises. The uncomplete state of the burial chamber is instead a mystery since Horemheb dominated for twenty-eight years – ample time to accomplished a tomb.
This tomb is often more concerning because of its bare condition. The anatomies depicted comprise the changeover from the late Amarna time period, which Horemheb tried to entirely wipe out, to the more conventional style of the Ramesside period, but more that they give us an brainstorm into the techniques and ways of design applied by the artists and artificers of Deir el-Medina on the New Kingdom.
The tomb of Horemheb (KV57) was formally afforded in April 2002 but seems to be all of the time closed. Tickets: You can get tickets for the Valley of the Kings which cost EGP eighty for three tombs and can be frequented the gate. Photography indoor the tombs is purely forbidden and can find heavy mulcts. There is a trifle train – the taftaf – that bleeds from the autobus park to the becharm to the monument field and prices cost EGP 2.
KV17, The Tomb Of Seti I
KV1, The tomb of Ramesses VII
KV2, The tomb of Ramesses IV