The Egyptian noble Penthu was the 'Royal scribe', 'First under the King', and 'Chief servitor of the
Atenin the Estate of the Aten in Akhetaten'. These titles alone show how powerful he would have been in Eighteenth DynastyEgypt.
He was originally Chief Physician to
Akhenaten, but seems to have survived the upheavals of the end of the Amarna period, and served under Ay, after being Vizier under Tutankhamun. [J. Cerny: "Hieratic Inscriptions from the Tomb of Tut'ankhamun", Oxford 1965, S. 4 no. 26]
He had a tomb constructed at
Amarna, Tomb 5, although his remains have never been identified, and he was probably never buried there.
* "Memoirs" By Egypt Exploration Society Archaeological Survey of Egypt, 1906
* "Tomb of Pentu" in "Egypt" by Cherine Badawi, 2004, p.194
* [http://www.egyptsites.co.uk/middle/mallawi/amarna/northtombs.html El Amarna North Tombs]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Tombs of the Nobles (Amarna) — Located in Middle Egypt, the Tombs of the Nobles at Amarna are the burial places of some of the powerful courtiers and persons of the city of Akhetaten. The tombs are in 2 groups, cut into the cliffs and bluffs in the east of the dry bay of… … Wikipedia
Nefertiti — This article is about the Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. For other uses, see Nefertiti (disambiguation). For other individuals named Neferneferuaten, see Neferneferuaten (disambiguation). Neferneferuaten Nefertiti in hieroglyphs … Wikipedia
Meritaten — Queen consort of Egypt A daughter of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti, perhaps the young Meritaten, later a queen collection of the Louvre, Paris … Wikipedia
Mutnedjmet — For other Egyptian ladies called Mutnedjmet see Mutnedjmet (disambiguation) … Wikipedia
Meketaten — Meketaten in hieroglyphs … Wikipedia
Meryre II — Steward of Queen Nefertiti Dynasty 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaten Burial Amarna Tomb 2 The Ancient Egyptian noble known as Meryre II was superintendent of the queen Nefertiti, and had the title Royal scribe … Wikipedia
Neferneferuaten Tasherit — For other individuals named Neferneferuaten, see Neferneferuaten. Neferneferuaten Tasherit in hieroglyphs … Wikipedia
Neferneferure — Neferneferure in hieroglyphs … Wikipedia
Meritaten Tasherit — Meritaten Tasherit, which means Meritaten the Younger was an ancient Egyptian princess of the 18th dynasty. She is likely to have been the daughter of Meritaten, eldest daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten. The father of this child remains under debate … Wikipedia
Neferneferuaten — For other individuals named Neferneferuaten, see Neferneferuaten. Neferneferuaten Pharaoh of Egypt Reign 1335–1333 BC, 18th Dynasty Predecessor Akhenaten o … Wikipedia