27 Apr 2020

The tomb of Niankh-Khnum and Khnumhotep, Saqqara

Explore some of Egypt's most unique heritage sites from the comfort of your home.

Both Niankh-Khnum and Khnumhotep served in the royal household of Niuserre Ini during the 5th Dynasty. Their joint tomb was discovered by Ahmed Moussa at Saqqara in 1964, and their relationship has remained subject of scholarly debate ever since.

Discussions over whether Niankh-Khnum and Khnumhotep were brothers, twins, or partners continues (notably in a recent article by Linda Evans and Alexandra Woods in JEA 102 published in 2017). Take a look around their tomb in this virtual tour and see what you think.

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