The last New Kingdom tomb at Thebes: the end of a great tradition?

Tamás Bács

The funerary complex of Imiseba (TT 65) represents the end of the great tradition of the New Kingdom elite tomb complexes in the Theban necropolis. This is not a simplistic story of decline. Instead, such late Ramesside elite tombs offered a way of blending continuity and change whereby the limitations of the temple-tomb tradition could be exceeded, indeed transcended.

The last New Kingdom tomb at Thebes: the end of a great tradition?

To reference this article we suggest:

Bács, T. 2011. The last New Kingdom tomb at Thebes: the end of a great tradition? BMSAES 16, 1–46. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_16/bacs.aspx

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