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Tomb of chief beer-maker discovered in Egypt's Luxor
The tomb of goddess Mut’s head of beer production was discovered today in Al-Khokha area on Luxor’s west bank
Nevine El-Aref , Friday 3 Jan 2014
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A Japanese mission from Waseda University uncovered the tomb of Khonso-Im-Heb, who was the head of beer production for goddess Mut and the head of the galleries during the Ramesside era.

The discovery occurring during routine cleaning work carried out at the frontcourt of tomb number TT47, which belongs to a top official in the reign of the New Kingdom king Amenhotep III.

The tomb of Khonso-Im-Heb is T-shaped with two halls and a burial chamber. It is also connected to an unfinished tomb of an as-yet unidentified person called Houn.

Jiro Kondo, head of the Japanese mission, said that the tomb is well preserved and is fully painted with scenes depicting the tomb’s owner with his family members and in front of different ancient Egyptian deities.

Scenes of the “Open Mouth” ritual also figures on one of the tomb’s wall while the ceiling is decorated with geometrical paintings with vivid colours. A solar boat is depicted at its core.

Minister of State of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online that security has been tightened around the tomb until the completion of the excavation works there. He said that a comprehensive restoration would be carried out after it is fully excavated to allow visitors.

inside the chief beer-maker tomb
Colored inscriptions inside the newly discovered tomb of the chief beer-maker in Luxor, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic Website)

inside the chief beer-maker tomb
This image released by the Supreme Council of Antiquities shows colored inscriptions on a newly discovered tomb in Luxor, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 (Photo: AP)

inside the chief beer-maker tomb
Scenes of the “Open Mouth” ritual inside the newly discovered tomb of the chief beer-maker in Luxor, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic Website)





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Jesse Baker
24-02-2014 04:25am
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Spectacular archaeological year in Egypt.
Astonishing that the tombs or tomb components of the overseer Xnsw-m-HAb, King Sbk-Htp, King Wsr-jb-Ra Snb-KAy, a coffin from the 2nd Intermediate Period, and the Ptolemaic remains recovered from an art theft could all be discovered in this short time. The heart of Ra is indeed strong! Unfortunately, news coverage of Egypt in the USA has focused mainly on negative political events there. It is important for outsiders to know that other aspects of life are still present.
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Sback2back
15-01-2014 02:42pm
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What I would like to know is why isn't the language of the ancient Egyptian talked about cos khonso is a Sotho name one of languages in South Africa which means pride who is in control of the translations and why isn't the South African public made aware of this cos it's our heritage people are acting like the egyption language is a mystery tell the truth
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DR
04-02-2014 03:50am
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sorry but Khons/Chons was the name of an egyptian god, the son of Amun and Mut in thebes. The egyptian Name Chons-m-heb means "Chonsu is in festival""
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Albert
03-01-2014 11:54pm
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Open Mouse?
My guess is that you mean the "Opening of the Mouth " ritual...
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Enon
05-01-2014 08:09pm
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bla bla
The actual photo of the ritual scene is second from top to bottom, titeled: "Colored inscriptions inside...."
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Hermann
03-01-2014 11:19pm
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" Scenes of the “Open Mouse” ritual also ....."
Some call it the "opening of the mouth"ritual....
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aboujafar
03-01-2014 09:42pm
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He's burning...
Now THAT is a person who is in Hell right now!
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Democracia
05-01-2014 03:59pm
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What.....
What if you don't meet him there?????
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Samir Amman
03-01-2014 08:48pm
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Redentify / Dedentify
'It is also connected to an unfinished tomb of an as-yet unidentified person called Houn.' Isn't a person at least partially identified by the discovery of their name?
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Democracia
03-01-2014 05:05pm
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Oh la la...
Oh la la, the salafists and other ones will for sure be not that amused........the chief of beer production - for a GODDESS....... Congratulation, seem to be wonderful paintings in there! Great!
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