TOMB No. 8,
Tomb naming the
"Great Chief of the Hare Nome," Q£\ ■£->*■ Aha-nekht,
" Steward of the Royal Harim,"
This tomb (see pi. xx.), consisting of a single
small chamber, 9 feet 4 inches deep by 6 feet
7 inches across, and about 5 feet high, has
recently been much mutilated, the inscriptions
covering the greater part of the left-hand aud
inner walls having been almost entirely de-
faced. We possess, however, a photograph of
the inscriptions on the inner wall, made by
Major Brown, RE., before its defacement, and
Prof. Sayce copied the same, with a few others,
The facade of the tomb is plain, but the
lintel and jambs of the entrance doorway are
inscribed with incised hieroglyphs. On the
lintel are two lines reading «—m.
1. Ha khe-rp nesti mer hen neter Zehnti neb Khememi
.................. dmakhy Ahanekht mad-Mem
2. De hetep seten .................. \dmakh~\ y Ahanekht
1. " The 7/a-pr'mce, regulator of the two thrones,
superintendent of the priests of Thoth, lord of
Hermopolis, ............ the devoted one, Ahanekht,
2. May the king give an offering to ..................
the devoted one, Ahanekht, justified."
On the left-hand jamb are two columns of
1. De hetep seten Anpu tep du-ef
neb Ta-zeser krest nefert ne
2. lid kherp nesti ......... mery
dm Khemenu dmakh Ahanekht
1. "May the king give an offer-
ing to Anubis, Upon his Hill,
lord of the Sacred Land, a
good burial to the devoted one,
2. The 7ia-priuce, regulator of
the two thrones ...............
beloved of him who is within
Hermopolis, the devoted one,