Mourners in Roy’s tomb

A mural detail in the tomb of Roy shows relatives and friends in his funeral procession making gestures of mourning. One of the mourners, probably an older person, has a grey wig. Roy was an 18th dynasty royal scribe during the reign of Horemheb. His tomb (TT 255) can be found in the Necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga on the Westbank at Luxor. It is one of the socalled “Tombs of the Nobles”.

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Mourners in Roy’s tomb

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, reign of Horemheb

 1319-1292 B.C.

Egypt, Luxor, Dra Abu el-Naga on the Westbank

TT 255