The Egyptian noble Penthu was the 'Royal scribe', 'First under the King', and 'Chief servitor of the Aten in the Estate of the Aten in Akhetaten'. These titles alone show how powerful he would have been in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt.

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

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