[EGYPT 29418] ’Sunrise in Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor.'
’Sunrise in Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor.'
A mural in the tomb of Sennedjem at Luxor shows the rising sun above two trees. They are the two holy sycamores of the eastern horizon, between which the sun appeared each morning, according to the ancient Egyptians. The rising sun is also symbolized by the white calf with black spots. On its back it carries a deity who probably portrays the morning star Venus.
The falcon headed god on the right is Ra-Horachti-Atum.
Sennedjem was a carpenter and possibly an architect, who lived during the 19th dynasty in the tombmaker's village of Deir el Medina on the Westbank at Luxor.
His tomb (TT 1) can be found in the hillside cemetery near the foundations of the village. Photo Paul Smit and Mick Palarczyk.
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