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Tomb of Mekhu!

Mekhu was the chief overseer in Upper Egypt in the 6th Dynasty. He was killed while away from Aswan and his son Sabni (who also has a tomb here) mounted a huge expidition to return him to his home for burial


There are two chambers in the tomb, decorating with farming scenes. THere are 18 tapering columns in the main hall, which is cut out of the solid rock. On one wall, a series of false doors are inscribed with Mekhu's name.


THe entrance to Sabni's tomb is also through this courtyard, since the main entrance has been blocked off.

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