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Room XIII. One of the two pillars in this room has fallen. On the
other appear the king, Ptah, and Osiris. Round the three main walls
runs a bench, decorated with a hollow cornice; the small pillars
which originally supported it have been destroyed. The representa¬
tions on the back-wall are almost entirely obliterated. On the Left
Entrance Wall and the Left Wall appears the sun's journey during
the 7th hour of night (7th chapter of the 'Book of that which is in
Middle Row. The sun-god once more is shown in his boat, on the
prow of which stands Isis, to drive away evil spirits with her spells. In
front of the boat a large serpent, which had threatened the sun-god, has
been overcome by the goddess Selket and a god. Farther on are four god¬
desses with swords, and four small mounds of sand, representing the
graves of the gods Atum, Khepere, Re, and Osiris. Above these is a
square enclosure upon which are the heads of enemies or slaughtered
slaves, as charms to ward off evil spirits. Top Row. Spirits and daemons ;
human-headed serpent; a god ('Flesh of Osiris') seated upon a throne
beneath a serpent; three foes of Osiris, beheaded by a'lion-headed god;
the god Yenku, holding a cord binding three foes lying on the ground ;
three human-headed birds wearing crowns, etc. Bottom Row. Horus, before
whom are the twelve star-gods who conduct the sun at night; twelve
star-goddesses approaching the grave of Osiris, upon which a crocodile
rests. The god's head projects from the grave-mound.
On the Rear Wall is the sun's journey during the 8th hour of
night (8th chapter of the 'Book of that which is in the Under¬
Middle Row. The boat of the sun towed by eight men, preceded by
nine followers of Re, who are represented by the hieroglyph for 'follow',
with a head attached to it in front. Four rams (forms of the god Tatenen)
head the procession. Top and Bottom Rows. Dwellings of deceased gods
and spirits, the doors of which open as the sun-god approaches, showing
the occupants restored to life. In each house in the top row are three gods
(first the nine gods of Heliopolis), with serpents and spirits below them.
On the Right Entrance Wall and Right Wall is the journey during
the 6th hour of night (6th chapter of the above-mentioned book).
Middle Row. The boat of the sun is here preceded by Thout, with
the head of an ape (his sacred animal), holding in his hand an ibis (also
sacred to him), and by a goddess carrying the pupils of the eyes of Horus.
The remainder of the row is taken up by a house, in whichstand twelve
spirits together with the recumbent figure of the god Khepre, surrounded
by a serpent with five heads. Four of the twelve spirits represent the kings
of Upper Egypt, four the kings of Lower Egypt, and four other beings. In
the Top and Bottom Rows are other spirits. In the latter are serpents, with
the heads of the four genii of the dead upon their backs, also nine fiery
serpents with swords, all intended to annihilate the foes of the sun-god.
The remaining side-chamber has no decorations. — Room XIV
was unfinished and has no decorations. It is filled with rubbish.
No. 18. Tomb of Ramses XI., Kheper-ma-re.
No. 19. Tomb of Menl-htr-khopshef, a prince of the close of the
20th Dynasty. The inner part is filled up.
No. 20 a series of corridors, 80 yds. long, has neither inscriptions
No. 21 has no decorations.