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Huy TT40

Recently the government opened three tombs at Qurnet Murai and one of then is that of Amenhetep, called Huy. He held the titles of “Viceroy of Kush”and “Governor of the South
Lands”. He was the son of Wenher (mother), about his father is nothing known. Another woman mentioned in the tomb is Taemwadjsi, but if she was his wife remains unclear.
Probably he started his career under Amenhetep III and grew under Tut-Ankh-Amen to the “Governor of the South lands”. He had at least two sons, Tjury “Kings convoy” and Paser “Overseer of horses”.
The tomb has its typical T-shaped layout. It is one of the few tombs directly connected to Tut-ankh-Amen. The figure of Huy has been covered with grey paint like a “damnatio memorae”, probably because as high ranking official he fell in disgrace after the Amarna time. Also the representation of the King Tut-ankh-Amen of which the name was erased.
On the wall are very detailed scenes of Huy attending his duties at the office. Collecting tribute and taxes from the people in Kush.

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