The Tomb of Hem Min (M43)

The Tomb of Hem Min (M43)

The tomb of Hem-Min (the servant of the deity Mini) dates to the reign of King Teti (2345-2323 BC), it is one of the largest tomb in al-Hawawish cemetery, and perhaps one of the largest rock-cut tombs in known in Old Kingdom, which confirms the importance of its owner "Hem-Min" the Overseer of Upper Egypt.  As he was undoubtedly the most powerful man of his time in the southern part of the country.

Architecturally also, this tomb is exceptional. It is situated in the south bend of the mountain, at a height of 193 meters and 11 vertical wells have been cut in the cemetery, in addition to two sloping wells in the northern half of the courtyard, all connected to the burial chambers of the owner of the tomb and his family.

Hem-Min also held other titles, Overseer of the great court of justice, Greatest of the ten of Upper Egypt, and Priest of Maat. His wife was an Acquaintance of the King, and a Priestess of Hathor.

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