270 Route 24. THEBES (W. BANK): 4. Tombs
in order to avoid the adjoining tomb No. 10 (p. 268). On the Rear
Wall is a goddess, representing the South, raising a water-jar. The
king appears on the other walls before various gods. — Corridor IV.
The journey of the sun during the 4th hour (Left Wall) and 5th
hour of night (Right Wall) is here illustrated from the 'Book of that
which is in the Underworld' (p. 263). — Room V. Figures of gods.
— Room VI is a sloping passage with side-galleries supported by
four pillars, with the king and various gods. On the Left Walls is
the sun's journey through the 4th division of the underworld
(Chapter IV of the 'Book of the Portals'; p. 263). In the bottom
row are representatives of the four chief races of men known to the
Egyptians (p. 272). On the Right Walls is the journey through the
5th division of the underworld, from the fifth chapter of the 'Book
of the Portals'. — Room VII. Right Wall: the king led by Thout
and the hawk-headed Har-Khentkheti. Left Wall: the king present¬
ing Osiris with an image of truth. Rear Wall: the king in presence
of Osiris. On the remaining spaces are scenes from the 'Book of the
Underworld'. — The other rooms are much damaged and need
detain the traveller but a short time. — Room X. This large cham¬
ber, supported by eight pillars, contained the sarcophagus of the
king, now in the Louvre. The lid, which was wanting, is now in
Cambridge. The mummy of the king (now at Gizeh, p. 80) was
found hidden at Der el-bahri.
No. 12. Cave without inscriptions.
No. 13. Very low, and largely filled up, was not a king's tomb,
but seems to have belonged to Ba'i, chief minister of King Si-Ptah
No. 14, originally the Tomb of Queen Tewosret, wife of Si-Ptah,
was afterwards appropriated and enlarged by Setnakht, who caused
the names and figures of the queen to be covered with stucco.
No. 15. Tomb of Sethos II.
No. 16. Tomb of Ramses I., lately excaveted by Loret. A wide
flight of steps leads to the entrance, which is closed by an iron door.
Beyond this are a sloping corridor and a second flight of steps (with
niches right and left), which lead to the Sarcophagus Chamber.
In the middle stands the open coffin of the king, in red granite,
with pictures and inscriptions in yellow paint. The walls of the
room are covered with coloured scenes and inscriptions on a grey
Entrance Wall. To the left, Maat and Ramses I. before Ptah, behind
whom stands the post of Osiris (p. cxxvi). To the right, Maat and the
king offering wine to Nefertem; behind the god is the symbolic knot
of Isis. — Left Wall. To the left of the door, in a small side-room:
Ramses I. led by the jackal-headed Anubis and the hawk-headed Harsiesis.
To the right of the door and above it, chap, iii of the 'Book of the
Portals'; above, the bark of the sun, which is being towed to the chapel
of the nine mummies; below, the goddesses ascending the mountain
(p. 265). — In the Rear Wall opens a small chamber, on the hack-wall
of which is represented Osiris between a ram-headed deity and a sacred
snake. Above the door are daemons with the heads of jackals and hawks