Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Ankhmahor


6th Dynasty

A high ranking official in the later years of the Old Kingdom, Ankhmahor was Overseer of the Great House and 'First Under the King'; he was also a Ka-Priest. His tomb at Saqqara, however, is comparatively modest in scale though it contains some highly individual scenes on its walls. Know, incorrectly, as 'The Tomb of the Physician', it depicts circumcision and scenes of mourning of great feeling. It also shows craftsmen, including dwarves, at work as jewelers, metalworkers and sculptors.

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Last Updated: June 21st, 2011