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Menna held Scribe of the Fields of the Lord of the Two Lands of Upper and Lower Egypt. He was the field overseer of Amun in ancient Egypt. It's believed that Menna worked at Karnak, at the Temple of Amun, supervising field measurement, inspecting work on the land, recording crop yield, and even punishing the guilty of crimes. As a scribe, he earned high stature in ancient Egypt.
Menna's wife, Henut-Tawy, was the Chantress of Amun, and they are said to have had at least three daughters and several sons.

About Menna's Tomb

TT 69 is the private tomb of Menna. It is located on the West Bank at Luxor in the hills of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. The tomb lies in the area known as the Tombs of the Nobles, with 146 tombs dating to the 18th dynasty. T.T. 69 is dated from the New Kingdom in the 18th dynasty and is believed to be about 3,400 years old.
It is part of a group of tombs constructed between 1400 and 1390 B.C. when Thutmose IV's reign ended and Amenhotep II began. Inside the tomb everywhere, Menna is referred to as "The eyes of the King in every place." The chapel is decorated with flawless scenes of daily life and funerary customs then used in Egypt.

Importance Of Tomb TT 69

The importance of this place is due to the refined paintings inside the tomb, some of the most complete in the entire Theban necropolis. They illustrate Menna in everyday life, his family, and agriculture. Scenes from life in the marshes were also found, which are said to have a profound meaning.

The Tomb Today

T.T. 69 is a classical-style, or T-shaped, tomb. Like the other tombs in the era, this has an outer courtyard, entry corridor, first chamber, and a small connecting corridor, which ends in a longitudinal second chamber. The Tuesday Tomb contains beautiful images of agriculture, fowling, fishing, and daily life—scenes showing grain harvest detail the agricultural practices followed in Egypt.
Even though it was never finished, T.T. 69 is among the most decorated tombs at Thebes. After construction, the face of Menna was destroyed by vandals to deprive him of his afterlife, and also the god Amun's name was scratched out from all places; however, the exceptional paintings still make this tomb a great place to visit.

For Public Use

Tomb TT 69 has been open to the public since 1960, and this has damaged the paintings. The deterioration can be seen by comparing the present-day condition of the tomb with Robert Mond's photos taken between 1914 and 1916. Seeing this damage, high glass panels and modern protective barriers have been installed to protect the decorations on the wall.

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