Take a stroll today in the Tomb of the Two Brothers Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep, and explore its fascinating paintings and chambers.
Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep were officials during the Fifth Dynasty (c.2494–2345 BC), as well as priests in the sun temple of King Nyuserra (c.2445–2421 BC) in Abu Ghurab. They were also the king’s hairdressers and the supervisors of his manicurists. The most recent research suggests that they were not only brothers, but identical twins.
Discovered in 1965, the tomb contains beautiful depictions of various scenes of everyday life, but the most famous is its unique scene that shows the two men standing close to each other and embracing, a scene that had never been seen before in the tombs of Saqqara. The walls are decorated with scenes of everyday life including farming, hunting, the slaughtering of animals, jewelry making, and sculpting.
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You can tour the tomb by clicking on this link: