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THE TOMB OF NAKHT IN THE VALLEY OF THE NOBLES-THEBES-WEST

the courtyard& the entrance of the tomb

Since the days of Davies, the courtyard area has changed dramatically, leaving no indication as to its original size and depth. The tomb is now entered via a set of modern steps just wider than the actual entrance. At the beginning of the 20th century the courtyard was very different  although possibly nothing like it was originally.

The entrance passageway is narrow (less than 1m) but just less than 2m in height. The short length of its side walls are undecorated and the external uprights (also undecorated) are, like the lintel, reasonably modern. 



THE CEILING  the ceiling is very uneven, dipping and curving, . The ceiling was painted with imitation wooden beams, in yellow ochre, dividing and bordering the area into smaller sections, into which colourful matting designs were inserted. In some other tombs these "beams" contain texts, but here there is no indication of such. The beams are edged with white b…