Theban tomb TT280
Burial site of Meketre
Floorplan tomb TT280
LocationSheikh Abd el-Qurna, Theban Necropolis
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Era: New Kingdom
(1550–1069 BC)

Tomb TT280, located in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis, is the burial place of the ancient Egyptian noble Meketre who was chancellor and chief steward during the reign of Mentuhotep II and Mentuhotep III, during the Eleventh Dynasty.[2]

Discovery and excavation

A model of a paddling funerary boat, painted and gessoed wood, originally from Thebes from TT280

The tomb was discovered in 1895 by Daressy. It had been plundered in ancient times, but when Winlock excavated it in 1920, an undisturbed room containing several models was discovered.[3] These models cover daily life at the estate of the Vizier Meketre.


View from the cattle census

This tomb contained many models:

See also


  1. ^ a b c Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pp. 47–49
  2. ^ Roehrig, Catherine H. (2002). "Life along the Nile: Three Egyptians of Ancient Thebes". The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. 60 (1): 1–56. doi:10.2307/3258908. JSTOR 3258908.
  3. ^ Spaull, C. H. S. (1956). "Review of Models of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt from the Tomb of Meket-Rē' at Thebes". The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. 42: 124–125. doi:10.2307/3855141. JSTOR 3855141.

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