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From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini

Painting from the Tomb of Rekhmire, Governor of Thebes – Reigns of Tuthmosis III and Amenophis II, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – Theban Tomb 100, Western Thebes, Sheik Abd el-Qurna – This scene from the northern wall of the passage in the tomb of Rekhmire shows part of a funeral banquet with male musicians and singers. A man is depicted to the left sitting on a reed mat playing a harp. Another musician is standing behind him and the hieroglyph inscription records the words of his song: ‘my life endowed with favour be thine! May a festal day be thine, a veritable sample of paradise, thine effigy (too) spending a festal day, O mayor! For thy beauty is commemorated in the house of Amun’.

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