A CLICKABLE FLOOR PLAN
FOR THE TOMB OF
NIANKHKHNUM & KHNUMHOTEP

Click on the numbers in the plan above
or click on the listing below to view a particular wall of the tomb.

  1. Entrance
  2. Overseeing The Funeral Procession
  3. Holding Hands While Walking
  4. Their Names Joined As One
  5. The Banquet
  6. The Embrace
  7. The Embrace Between The False Doors
  8. The Eternal Embrace

 

 

 

 

New Book Announcement

Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt: 'Don your wig for a joyful hour'
edited by Carolyn Graves-Brown, Classical Press of Wales 2008

See David Brown Book Company for details

including  the Table of Contents and how to order

Several chapters discuss  Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep including my own contribution

"Queer Egyptologies of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep"

 

 

 

 


NEWS ABOUT THE TOMB

including international news reports about the controversial conference "Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt" held December 19th & 20th, 2005 at the University of Wales, Swansea.

 

References & Bibliography

Reeder, Greg 2000. "Same-sex desire, conjugal constructs, and the tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep"
World Archaeology Volume 32 Number 2, Oct 2000
Editor Thomas A. Dowson .


Baines, John 1985. "Egyptian Twins" Orientalia 54.

Basta, Mounir 1979. "Preliminary Report on the Excavations at Saqqara (1964) & The Discovery of a Tomb from the 5th Dynasty" Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte (ASAE) 63. Cairo.

Cherpion, Nadine 1995. "Sentiment conjugal et figuration à l'Ancien Empire", Kunst des Alten Reiches 34-45.

Moussa, Ahmed and Altenmüller, Hartwig 1971. The Tomb of Nefer and Ka-Hay. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Mainz am Rhein.

Moussa, Ahmed and Altenmüller, Hartwig 1977. Das Grab des Nianchchnum und Chnumhotep. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Mainz am Rhein.

Parkinson, R. B. 1995." 'Homosexual' Desire and Middle Kingdom Literature." The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. Vol. 81, 57-76. London.

Shubert, Steven Blake 2004. "Double Entendre in the Stela of Suty and Hor"
in Egypt, Israel, and the ancient Mediterranean world : studies in honor of Donald B. Redford, Probleme der Ägyptologie ; 20
Boston : Brill, 2004. pgs 143-165.
 
See: Oxbow Books and David Brown Books


 

 

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