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TT1 - Tomb of Sennedjem

Worker's Tombs - Village of the Artisans - The Valleys - The Places

Sennedjem, “Servant in the Place of Truth”

or, in other words, an artisan who worked in the Valley of the Kings, Queens and Nobles in Thebes

Sennedjem was the son of Khabekhnet and Tahennu and he lived and worked, probably as a Mason, in a village from the time of Pharaohs Seti I and Ramses II, that was later replaced by Deir el Medina.

He was married to Iyneferti and together they had at least 8 children. It is known that Parahotep, Taashsen, Ramose, Isis and Hathor were all buried in their Tomb (TT1) with their parents. One of their sons was a Priest named Khonsu who was married to Tameket who were also both buried in TT1. Their other sons were called Khons and Khabekhnet are buried together in Tomb TT2.

His Tomb is known as TT1 and he is thought to have been buried here around Year 11 of Pharaoh Ramses II’s Reign. When found in 1886, the Tomb contained 20 burials inside it which are thought to be his close and extended family.

Senedjem and his wife receiving blessings from the Deities at night

Senedjem and his wife being greeted by their son, a Priest, while their other children are under their seats

Senedjem and his Wife receiving offerings

Click on the Image to see the Funerary Furniture of Sennedjem which is now in the Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in Cairo

Click on the Image to see the Tomb and Coffin Art of Sennedjem which is now in the Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in Cairo

Senedjem and his wife working in the fields of Aaru

Overview of Aaru, the Field of Reeds. To discover more about the Field of Reeds, click here

Senedjem and his wife working in the fields of Aaru

Solar Boat of God Ra