Burial of Gemniemhet

Site: Saqqara, Tomb:


The undisturbed burial of Gemniemhat was discovered by C. M. Firth in 1922 at Saqqara. It probably dates to the early 12th Dynasty, and contained a number of fine models. The burial chamber was dug out from the bottom of a shaft and sealed after the burial. The coffin filled much of the chamber and the models and other objects were piled on and around the coffin.

We have used Gemniemhet's tomb as an example in the description of a typical Middle Kingdom tomb. See example tomb

Besides the models listed here the tomb contained 5 boat models, wooden statues of Gemniemhat, food offerings, pottery and the canopic chests.

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