Horemoheb (circa 1323-1295 BC) is the last king of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Prior to his ascension to the throne, during the reign of Tutankhamun (circa 1336-1327 BC) he was one of the greatest military leaders of his time, and held other high-ranking titles such as "Deputy King of an Entire Land", and was eventually buried in the Valley of the Kings including Fits his royal status.
Before that, Horemheb naturally began building another tomb at Saqqara.
This tomb is the largest in the cemetery of the New Kingdom, south of the ascending road of King Unas (about 2375 - 2345 BC). Like the other major tombs in this cemetery, the tomb's temple-style tomb design imitates the great state temples of its contemporaries.
The tomb begins with an edifice that precedes two open courtyards, followed by the inner chambers of the shrine, where ritual offerings to Horemheb were practiced. The middle room was surmounted by a pyramid, a solar symbol of rebirth and rebirth.
The underground burial chamber was accessed through a vertical well cut through the floor of the inner courtyard. The bone remains of a fetus were discovered, along with a skeleton of a female, who may have been "Mut Najmat", Horemheb's wife, in his tomb in the Memphis cemetery, which indicates that it was not used.
Aliens plead before Tutankhamun, while Horemheb appears as the mediator.
There are two scenes demonstrating the extent of his high position even before his ascension to the throne, as he appears followed by rows of foreign captives as he receives his reward, which is the gold of courage by Tutankhamun himself, and the gold of courage was given by the kings to their officials in exchange for their exceptional services.
The cemetery is well known, as it was discovered in the early 19th century as part of a cemetery found by tomb thieves and antique dealers who stole and sold what they found to museums and collectors abroad.
These thefts were not only limited to statues and other movable objects but entire sections of tomb walls were removed and none of them were recorded.
The tomb of Horemheb was particularly affected, as its place was destroyed. Fortunately, it was rediscovered again in the cemetery of the New Kingdom in 1975.
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