The Tomb of Pay and Raia at Saqqara


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Author  Maarten J. Raven
Publisher  Egypt Exploration Society
Publication Date   March 1, 2006
ISBN  0856981648
Pages  172

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The tomb of the official Pay, at Saqqara, was originally constructed in the reign of Tutankhamun and then adapted by his son and successor Raia. It was used for the family's burials until the reign of Ramesses II, and then plundered soon after the final interment. In the Saite and Persian Periods, the tomb was reused for lower-status burials. First discovered in the nineteenth century, the tomb was excavated and recorded by the joint EES/National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden expedition between 1994 and 1998. This book, the result of international collaboration by many scholars, provides a full and detailed publication of the tomb's architecture, its relief decoration and the excavated objects.

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