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Heritage: Tomb of Amenhotep-Huy to be opened to the public
After three years of restoration, the tomb of Huy, Nubia Viceroy during the reign of King Tutankhamun, is to be opened to the public for the first time.

Farming scene depicted on one of the wall paintings 
[Credit: Ahram Online]

The tomb is located at Qurnet Marei on Luxor's west bank, and it includes a court and a burial chamber.

Tomb of Amenhotep-Huy to be opened to the public
Detail of a painting from the Tomb of Amenhotep called Huy 
[Credit: © Sandro Vannini/Corbis]

“Although it is a small tomb it has very distinguished wall paintings,” Aly El-Asfar, head of the central administration of Upper Egypt, told Ahram Online.

Tomb of Amenhotep-Huy to be opened to the public
Detail from wall painting depicting Nubians
[Credit: Ahram Online]

He explains that the images depict figures painted in Nubian attire walking behind a chariot driven by a light brown figure, a black rider painted in traditional Nubian garb, and pulled by a cow. Walking before the chariot are more Nubian figures.

Tomb of Amenhotep-Huy to be opened to the public
The Tomb of Amenhotep Huy 
[Credit: TourEgypt]

Hunting scenes similar to those found in Tutankhamun’s tomb are also depicted on walls as well as scenes showing Huy being greeted by high priests and among his family.

Huy was the successor of Tuthmosis, who served under Akhenaten. He was succeeded by his son Paser I.

Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [December 02, 2014]