220 Route 16. TELL EL-'AMARNA. From Cairo
Penehsë golden ornaments from the palace-window. On the Left Wall, at
the top, to the left, appears the temple of the sun, with the king praying
at an altar in the forecourt. Entrance Wall (to the right). The deceased
and his attendants bring offerings to the royal consorts, who are ac-
companied by four princesses. — A door with a représentation of the
deceased and his sister leads to a second room with four columns, contain¬
ing the niche which held the statue of the deceased (now chiselled away).
A visit should also be paid to the boundary inscription (p. 216), which
is engraved on a cliff about Vfc M. to the E. of Tomb 6.
The S. Group of Tombs is situated about 3 M. due S., amid
the low spurs of the Gebel Abu Hasâr. Eighteen hâve been opened
(keeper, see p. 216).
Farthest to the N. is Tomb 8, the grave of Tutu.
On the Door Posts the deceased is represented praying, while his name
and titles are inscribed above. In the Doorway, to the left, are the king
and queen sacrificing to the sun; below, the deceased kneels.in prayer.
To the right is the deceased praying. The Main Chamber had its ceiling
originally supported by twelve columns arranged in two rows (eight still
stand); the columns in the rear row are united by railings, and between
the central pair is a semi-portal, such as oecurs elsewhere only in Ptolemaic
buildings. A flight of steps on the left leads to the sarcophagus-chamber.
In the two short side-walls are small, partly unfinished recesses with
statues. Entrance Wall. On the left the king and queen look on from the
window of the palace (represented on the left), while Tutu is being adorned
with golden chains; beneath is the deceased in prayer. To the right the
royal pair are seated in the palace, with Tutu and other courtiers in
respectful attitudes before them ; beneath is the deceased in prayer. — The
Corridor is unfinished.
Immediately adjoining is Tomb 9, belonging to the military
commander Mahu, to the entrance of which a narrow flight of steps
descends. In the Entrance, to the left, are the king (holding the
hieroglypic for 'truth' towards the sun), the queen, and a princess,
with sistra, in présence ofthe sun; beneath kneels the deceased,
with the text of his prayer inscribed in front of him. To the right
is the deceased in prayer. — We next enter the Main Chamber.
Entrance Wall. To the left is the king at the palace-window (merely
sketched in black pigment). Left End Wall. A tombstone rounded
at the top, to which two steps ascend; above are the royal pair ;
below, the deceased in prayer. To the right is a scène that is
continued on the Left Half of the Rear Wall, representing men
standing before the temple of the sun and returning thanks for the
king's goodness, among whom, at the head ofthe lowest row, the
deceased is seen kneeling. On the Right Half of the Rear Wall, the
représentations on which are continued by those on the Left Half
of the Right End Wall, appear the king and queen, driving from the
palace, with out-runners in advance, to visit the fortifications ofthe
Town of the Sun; below, we see them returning. Right End WalL
In the middle is a door-shaped tombstone. Entrance Wall (right
half). In the lowest row we see Mahu setting out in his chariot,
to the left, and to the right, Mahu bringing captives to the vizier,
who is accompanied by a retinue. In the second row from the foot
is Mahu leaning on a staff, with his vassals before him; to the right,