The Tomb of Hesi-Min (M 22)

The Tomb of Hesi-Min (M 22)

The tomb of Hesi-Min dates back to the late fifth Dynasty, probably under the King Djedkare (2414-2375 BC).  The tomb’s  location was chosen carefully in the south side in El-Hawawish Cemetery at the height of 190 metres.

 

Hesi-Min held many titles, being the Overseer of the works of the King, Greatest of the ten of Upper Egypt, and Priest of Min. His wife Shepsit-Kaw was called “the Priestess of Neith, Heqet and Hathor”. Moreover, five of his sons were presented in the decoration and texts of the tomb; Ni-ankh-Min is their eldest son.

The tomb contains three vertical shafts, one in the inner room and two in the front one, in addition to a sloping passage, and all of the shafts lead to burial chambers that are oriented north south.

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